Two men, a convicted felon serving probation under Assembly Bill 109 terms and another on county probation, were arrested on suspicion of drug possession Tuesday following a Murrieta traffic stop that led police investigators to Motel 6 in Temecula.Two officers with the Murrieta Police Department Parole and Compliance Team conducted a traffic stop at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Orchard at Stone Creek, 26700 Clinton Keith Road, Murrieta, according to police Sgt. Steve Dyer.
A passenger in the vehicle, identified as 24-year-old Jeremy John Ybarra and on Riverside County Probation for a previous drug arrest, was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine and heroin, the sergeant stated in a news release issued Thursday.
Ybarra was taken into custody at the scene.
investigation involving the Murrieta Police Department Special
Enforcement Team led detectives to a room at Motel 6, 41900 Moreno Road
in Temecula, where Ybarra was staying.
As detectives entered
Ybarra’s motel room for a follow-up probation search, they encountered
another subject, 33-year-old Gabriel Louis Longoria.
“ran to the bathroom and attempted to flush approximately one ounce of
methamphetamine and heroin down the toilet,” Dyer stated.
Longoria was arrested and detectives recovered the drugs from the toilet, according to Dyer.
they learned that Longoria had previously been released from prison and
was serving probation under Assembly Bill 109 terms.
were booked at Southwest Detention Center near Murrieta on suspicion of
two counts each of possession of a controlled substance for sales
Longoria was also jailed on suspicion of delaying on
officer’s investigation, attempting to destroy evidence and violation
of probation. He was released from jail Wednesday after posting $25,000
bond, jail records show.
Ybarra remained behind bars as of Thursday in lieu of $25,000 bail.
with information regarding the investigation or suspected drug activity
in their neighborhood was encouraged to contact the Murrieta Police
Department Special Enforcement Team at 951-461-6363. Information may
also be provided anonymously through “We Tip” by calling 1-800-78-CRIME.