Atascadero State Hospital Police Officer Arrested for Narcotics Charges

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

An officer with the Department of Hospital Police has been arrested for numerous charges including narcotic and weapons violations. Yesterday, at approximately 5:05 p.m., Sheriff’s detectives arrested 36-year-old Leonel Lazaro of Santa Maria on a Ramey warrant near the intersection of College and Park. The Ramey warrant was issued based on an ongoing investigation led by detectives from the Special Investigation Bureau.

Lazaro was booked at the Main Jail for selling a firearm to a prohibited person (felony), possession of a firearm while addicted to narcotics (felony), conspiracy (felony), embezzlement (felony), and providing ammo to a prohibited person (misdemeanor). Lazaro has since been release on $35,000 bail.

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a-1603236012 Oct 20, 2020 04:20 PM
Atascadero State Hospital Police Officer Arrested for Narcotics Charges

Used to be civil servants appreciated the privilege of having a secure government job and worried about losing it. Plus knowing there was a strict supervisor who kept things under tight control, who was also worried about losing their job if the job mission failed. It used to be called having a "work ethic".

millimesa Oct 20, 2020 06:34 PM
Atascadero State Hospital Police Officer Arrested for Narcotics Charges

Sure would be nice if the SBSO would treat all press releases about arrests and investigation consistent and equal. Omitting information about what kind of narcotics and who/what kind of person the firearm was given too makes it seems the SBSO is just protecting another brother in blue.

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