San Luis Obispo Man Arrested for Weapons and Narcotics at Casino

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a San Luis Obispo man for numerous weapons and narcotics charges yesterday. On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at approximately 2:47 p.m., deputies responded to the Chumash Casino parking garage for a report of a subject who had been unconscious, with drug paraphernalia on his lap. When deputies arrived, they contacted 27-year-old Jacob Southard, who was awake and being detained by Casino security.

When deputies searched Southard’s vehicle, they found a handgun, loaded high capacity magazines, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and an illegally modified high-power rifle. Deputies also discovered a pistol that was reported stolen out of Humboldt County, which was loaded and tucked under the driver seat of the vehicle. Southard was also found to be in possession of narcotics paraphernalia, prescription medication, heroin, and methamphetamine.

Southard was arrested and booked at the Main Jail for possession of narcotics and a firearm (felony), possession of narcotics paraphernalia (misdemeanor), manufacturing an assault weapon (felony), possession of an assault weapon (misdemeanor), being under the influence of a controlled substance (misdemeanor), possession of methamphetamine (misdemeanor), possession of a concealed and loaded firearm (misdemeanor), possession of heroin (misdemeanor), and felon in possession of ammunition (felony). Southard was released on $35,000 bail. Deputies will be requesting additional charges via the complaint process to include two additional weapons charges and one drug charge

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a-1626410663 Jul 15, 2021 09:44 PM
San Luis Obispo Man Arrested for Weapons and Narcotics at Casino

Check this one out, big in the news: July 13 "Corey Brewer, 38, answered the door at his Scott Township townhome, Tuesday afternoon, after posting $500 and being released from jail. Brewer was arrested Sunday after police say a woman left notes on bathroom mirrors in two counties, saying that Brewer was holding her captive, and threatening her life. SWAT was able to take Brewer into custody and take the victim to the hospital. According to the complaint, the victim said she never ran because Brewer threatened to kill her and her children.

Brewer declined to comment when he answered the door, Tuesday.

Brewer is facing multiple charges, including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, strangulation, sexual assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and unlawful restraint.

$5,000 bond! And no kidnap charge -- yet.

Henry Sarria Jul 15, 2021 11:57 AM
San Luis Obispo Man Arrested for Weapons and Narcotics at Casino

That is a heavy bit of armament & given the fact that meth was involved in the dug pile, well, let's just say this could've turned ugly. Good job by Chumash security & SBSO.
Like BICYCLIST mentioned, I too saw the shotgun shells, but saw no shotgun, was kind of confused & thought maybe he had it stashed somewhere in the vehicle(?).
The Chumash parking lot attracts some shady characters. Just last year there were 2 individuals detained & arrested, both on meth, 1 had a illegal length fixed blade knife in his backpack as well as a Glock replica pellet pistol w/ the orange tip removed to make it look real. I think I know what they were doing there, but that'd be speculation.

ChillinGrillin Jul 15, 2021 02:18 PM
San Luis Obispo Man Arrested for Weapons and Narcotics at Casino

I don’t want to name any names but there was a gun store near the 154 known for lax background checks and an employee was busted for meth a few months ago. Idk if they’re still in business but it’s likely given the laughable state of gun laws in this “developed” country. If you need a license subject to renewal and confiscation to drive a car, you should need it to buy a deadly weapon.

edney Jul 15, 2021 06:05 PM
San Luis Obispo Man Arrested for Weapons and Narcotics at Casino

I can write the name because it is a fact.
15 years ago via noted rabidly conservate news outlet:
"When federal agents swept through Dodge City Shooters Supply in 2006, seizing hundreds of shotguns, rifles, and pistols, Rick Dodge thought his business wouldn’t last another 90 days. “I essentially lost my job,” Dodge said of the government’s decision to revoke his federal firearm license after undercover agents found that one of the store’s longtime employees was secretly stealing guns and selling them on the street."

Then this: "If you need a license subject to renewal and confiscation to drive a car, you should need it to buy a deadly weapon."
When you need an ATF/FBI background check to buy a car, 10 day waiting period to take possession of the car, mental health and drug use affidavit to possess the car, agree to confiscation of the car if convicted of a felony unrelated to the car, agree it will be a felony to make the car run better or be more comfortable, agree to give up the right to drive any car if convicted of any felony, get back to me

ChillinGrillin Jul 15, 2021 10:00 PM
San Luis Obispo Man Arrested for Weapons and Narcotics at Casino

Edney: Nope, I'm talking recent, that bust is ancient history. Maybe go back to or whatever you use for news these days.

I'm talking about psych evals, training, and testing. Which most European countries have. Affidavits are toilet paper, and one of the items on your cute list is a duplicate. Frankly, I'm sick of arguing with traitors like you, it's not worth the time. The US has more mass shooting fatalities than all developed nations put together, and we consistently hold the record for that every year now. I'm a conservative. I own three firearms. Trump is garbage. Gun fetishization is a symptom of insecure little boys trapped in men bodies. Too bad the GQP got taken over by loony trailer trash, it was a pretty good party there for awhile.

edney Jul 16, 2021 12:07 PM
San Luis Obispo Man Arrested for Weapons and Narcotics at Casino

I went to research your claims and my search covered all of Europe, not just Western Europe and the Scandanavians.
The claim:"psych evals, training, and testing. Which most European countries have..."
I would agree that several European nations like Iceland and France meet your criteria, but Europe extends from Greenland to Russia.

What metric are we using to determine what nations are developed?
By some metrics both Brazil and Mexico are developed nations.

I'd argue that the USA is a highly developed nation overall, that also has urban pockets that are just as bad as Tegucigalpa or San Salvador. Enclaves that run their business like its the third world.

I like to divide gun violence up into manageable categories because we can't do a one size fits all fix.

1. Urban gang and drug related shootings. Laws and incarceration are clearly no deterrent here. This is the largest source of gun violence deaths in America. Most of those cities have strict gun laws. I don't think confiscation would work (the guns are confiscated all the time). To confiscate you'd need warrants for everywhere in the neighborhood. I have to admit I've got no ideas how to fix this.

2. Suicide by gun. Clearly mental health laws don't work here. Probably because mental health can deteriorate rapidly, and even suicidal people can put on a good front and fool family, friends and professionals as to the depth of their despair. There is no blood test on pee in a cup way to diagnose mental health. We have to wait for the obvious symptoms and very often what is obvious is the person is dead. We need to pay close attention to our loved ones. Ask if we can put their guns in a safe.

3. Mass shootings. Like Sandy Hook, Dylan Roof in SC, Las Vegas. Some of these seem to be mental health related as well, but since it is expressed outward, they belong here.
I am hopeful that we will all say something if we see something. Recognizing there are legit reasons to move guns and 2000 rounds of ammunition around, and that its not a crime to save money by buying bulk ammunition, we can still be aware if something looks off.

4. Accidental shootings. Guns are dangerous as all hell. Take responsibility accordingly Lock them up. Act like they are always loaded. Its OK to call the police if someone is behaving irresponsibly with a gun

edney Jul 15, 2021 06:32 PM
San Luis Obispo Man Arrested for Weapons and Narcotics at Casino

What loophole is that?
Go to a gun show some time and try to buy a gun and leave with it like you would a pair of socks from Macy's. You will still need a background check, be subject to a 10 waiting period, you will need to sign affidavits and register your firearm. It is FFL to FFL, meaning you pay at the gun show. if you pass background checks do the registration etc the firearm is sent to a local FFL of your choice. Its is at least a 10 day process.

The "loophole" is when a private owner sells to a private buyer. In CA the transaction needs to be done through an FFL. The FFL is given possession of the legal firearm to hold 10 days or until the FBI/ATF say the transaction is complete ie: You passed background (no felonies, drug use, mental health, violent convictions,) registration changed to you, etc. Gun cannot be sold if illegal in any way shape or form and FFL needs to assert as such (will probablly take photos for the record)

Also reread the Independent article again. Notice the FFL holder never did anything wrong. He lost his FFL because an employee sold stolen guns on the side out of his shop. That is a tough rule to lose your license because an employee does something behind your back.

ChillinGrillin Jul 15, 2021 10:26 PM
San Luis Obispo Man Arrested for Weapons and Narcotics at Casino

Edney: 10 day wait, 3rd party license holder, quick background check. And your point is what exactly, "proving" our current system for firearms purchasing is adequate? Nearly every US mass shooter bought their guns legally, often after mental health problems and violent tendencies were noticed by family, friends and local law enforcement. It's obvious more needs to be done to make gun sales safer. And that can be done in a common-sense way comparable to other developed countries. I don't even get why it's that difficult to understand this. Oh wait, the gun industry bought and paid for an entire political party. That must be why.

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