Santa Barbara Teen Arrested for Drug Possession and Vandalism

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 1:30 p.m. yesterday, December 5, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies contacted 18-year-old Hector Alvarez of Santa Barbara in the 4600 block of Foothill Road in Carpinteria. An observant Deputy recognized Alvarez as the suspect that fled from deputies on November 7, 2018 after a vandalism that occurred in Carpinteria. Alvarez was found to be in possession of more than $1,100 in cash of various denominations, MDMA (also known as ecstasy or Molly), cocaine, Oxycodone, Xanax, over an ounce of marijuana and indicia of drug sales. Alvarez was also in possession of a CO2 powered BB pistol which resembled an actual firearm.

Deputies contacted school staff at Rincon High School, the adjacent property on Foothill Road and learned that Alvarez, a former student of the school, had previously been on the campus. He was observed by staff and cooperated when he was asked to leave.

Alvarez was arrested and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of possession of a BB gun on school grounds, possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession of marijuana for sales and other drug related charges. Alvarez is being held on $30,000 bail.

California’s Juvenile Drug Trafficking and Schoolyard Act of 1988 adds an additional three, four or five years of prison time if convicted of possessing a controlled substance for sale within 1,000 feet of a school.

The City of Carpinteria contracts with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services.

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Roger Dec 06, 2018 05:54 PM
Santa Barbara Teen Arrested for Drug Possession and Vandalism

Small time easy money on his way to the big house feeling like a big shot but he will find out who is calling the shots and he won't b e so happy any more it happens to everyone big, tall, small, old or young there is always someone tougher, always.

Yeti Dec 06, 2018 01:38 PM
Santa Barbara Teen Arrested for Drug Possession and Vandalism

Ol' Hector does not appear to be too stressed out in his mug shot. The little jerk is looking at 3+ years of jail time.. hopefully. At 18 years old, we can only hope that he has time to learn a lesson and go straight after this?!

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