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Isla Vista Drug Arrests
updated: Feb 05, 2013, 6:05 PM

Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department

Isla Vista Foot Patrol Thwarts Robbery and Arrests Narcotics Traffickers.

At approximately 8:30 P.M. on 2/2/13, an Isla Vista Foot Patrol deputy conducted a traffic stop on local UCSB student, James Chung (12-22-92) for vehicle code violations. During the contact, Chung was found to be in possession of over ΒΌ pound of processed marijuana and approximately $2,000.00 in cash. Further evidence was located in which indicated Chung possessed the marijuana for sales purposes. He was arrested for - Possession of sales of marijuana, transportation of marijuana and other charges. He was booked into jail with bail requested at $200,000.00 due to repeated felonious offenses.

Deputies reviewed evidence seized in the case and found that Chung was en route to an apartment in the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive to meet another narcotics trafficker. Deputies continued their investigation and found that unbeknownst to Chung, the other trafficker was going to rob Chung for the currency.

Deputies and officers from the University Police Department responded to the scene and contacted the other drug trafficker, identified as Jorden Gendron (6-4-92). The information on the planned robbery was corroborated and he was subsequently arrested for attempted robbery, 664 / 211 P.C. Gendron was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $50,000.00.

A search warrant was conducted at Gendron's residence later in the evening. Approximately 1.5 pounds of processed marijuana, over 1 ounce of cocaine and $3,000.00 in cash was seized. Arrested at the scene were Santa Barbara City College students Francesco Iemoli (10-24-92) for violation of - Possession of cocaine for sale, Connor Field (1-27-93) for violation of - Possession of cocaine for sale and Christopher Tuszynski (12-19-90) for violation of - Possession of marijuana for sale. All three additional subjects were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $30,000.00 each.

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 COMMENT 371185 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 06:27 PM

Marijuana and cocaine are not narcotics.


 SHOREBIRD agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 06:31 PM

Cocaine and MJ are legally narcotics in spite of them not being considered narcotics chemically.


 COMMENT 371206P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 07:46 PM

Good to see it's a mixed group of n'er do wells working well (?) together. Criminal enterprise is color-blind.


 D8VANILLA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 07:58 PM

Their parents must be sooo proud!


 COMMENT 371251P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-05 11:17 PM

So young and so stupid, yet all of them old enough to know better. This sticks with you for life, and messes up your employment prospects, your rights, and so many other things. Don't get involved with drugs. It is not worth it.


 COMMENT 371252P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 12:03 AM

I wonder all the time where these kids get all there money to drive high end cars and buy anything they like. I am sure there friends have plenty of money for there bail.


 COMMENT 371301 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 08:20 AM

(@258 :) )

The pressures of todays youth, or ANYONE who is into having to keep up with trends, is greater and greater to have those fancy cars, expensive shoes, front row seats all the while making it look easy. (it's not.) It's crazy. Luckily I don't feel the pressure.


 COMMENT 371318 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 08:55 AM

I am so proud of the IV Foot Patrol, they saved my niece from a strangulation not long ago by an assailant (trial soon). I feel sorry for the families of these boys, I pray they stick close to their children so that they have the love and support they need to go through the trial and possible incarceration and they will be there through rehabilitation.


 COMMENT 371375 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 10:43 AM

Great 5 young guys lives ruined forever and for what? Do we feel safer now? When some guy exposing himself to high school girls gets a misdemeanor and a second chance and these guys get multiple felony's for one incident. The life of these guys is over. They can no longer vote or get a lone or get a job worth anything. They all may as well drop out of college. Its a sentence to poverty and completely unjust. END THE DRUG WAR NOW!!! Bring our troops home. Stop waging war on the citizens!!! Its been a failure for over 60 years stop the madness.


 COMMENT 371420P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 11:45 AM

375 - right on!


 COMMENT 371424 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 11:56 AM

How does this help society? Again our troops are growing poppys in Afgahnistan and the major banks knowingly launder biliions of dollars. We need to take back our country from the Elite banksters.


 COMMENT 371601 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-06 05:56 PM

i agree 210% with 375. probably the best comment Ive seen on here in days. this countries laws/criminal/justice system is embarrassing


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