Alleged Members of a Temecula Drug Ring Busted

Four men and two women were taken into custody when search warrants were served in the 44000 block of Boguta Way and 30000 block of Hollyberry Lane, authorities said.

This story was edited at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5 to include another name used by suspect Leighann Combs, of Wildomar.


A suspected drug ring in Temecula was broken up when five people were arrested and narcotics and paraphernalia discovered during a search warrant service at two homes, officials said.

Arrested were: Cory Jordan Rose, 23, of Temecula; Ben Henry Harris, 20, of Temecula; Jake Thomas Kennedy, 20, also of Temecula; Bobby Tae Kim, 38, of Temecula; Leighann Combs, also known as Leighann Keith, 30, of Wildomar and Darla Rust, 39, also of Wildomar.

According to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Vance Stolte, the warrants were served as part of an ongoing investigation; They were served at 1 p.m. Thursday in the 44000 block of Boguta Way and 30000 block of Hollyberry Lane, the sergeant wrote in a news release.

Investigators with the sheriff's Special Enforcement Team, Temecula's Problem Oriented policing team and the Temecula/Murrieta Regional Gang Task Force joined forces to make the busts, the sergeant wrote.

Inside the homes, investigators reportedly found heroin, methamphetamine, items indicative of of narcotic sales, narcotics paraphernalia, and items used during the commission of two commercial burglaries in Temecula, the sergeant said.

Authorities did not elaborate on the burglaries.

Rust was booked on suspicion of drug use and possession of paraphernalia; she was released on $2,500 bail and ordered back to court Nov. 15 to face misdemeanor charges.

Kim was booked on suspicion of drug sales and transport -- a felony -- and misdemeanor charges of failure to appear in court on a specified order; driving on a suspended license; drug use; drug possession and unsafe driving.

He remained behind bars in lieu of $25,000 bail, pending a court appearance Tuesday, jail records show.

Harris was booked on suspicion of drug use, drug possession, commercial burglary, receiving stolen property and license, insurance and vehicle violations.

He remained in custody in lieu of $5,000 bail, pending court Tuesday.

Rose was booked on suspicion of drug use and was released on $2,500 bail; he was ordered back to court Nov. 15, according to jail records.

Kennedy was booked on suspicion of drug sales, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

He remained in custody in lieu of $5,000, pending arraignment Tuesday.

There was no record of Combs at the county jail website.

That Temecula Guy February 04, 2013 at 03:37 PM
I don't think anyone cares enough to try to prove *you* wrong in particular. I trust that those arrested will have a chance for a good defense and their guilt or innocence will be found by a jury of their peers. Riverside Sheriffs always seems to be hiring, detective. Go for it. I bet they'd love to know whatever it is you have that they don't.
ex-cop February 10, 2013 at 09:56 PM
YOU DON'T THINK ANYBODY CARES? WHAT KIND OF REMARK IS THAT? THAT OFFENDS ME! YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR TONE. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM? DO YOUR RESEARCH, YOU KNOW DAMN WELL THAT THE SYSTEM IS CORRUPT AND JUSTICE IS SELDOM SERVED. AMERICA, LAND OF THE IMPRISONED. HIGH RATE OF INCARCERATION. YOU ARE AWARE OF THE UCC 1-308? What they are doing is selling stock in the prison system by selling the prisoners’ accounts as securities through the securities exchange. They are making huge amounts of money off it. They privatize the prisoners’ accounts and bring all these investors in and what they are doing is underwriting all these prisoner’s accounts (bonds). This is after the surety company guarantees the bonds. Then they are underwritten through an investment bank or banker. Then they are put out on the market and resold to the public. http://wariscrime.com/new/how-illuminati-are-trading-prisoners-like-cattle/
Bob Dole February 19, 2013 at 05:49 AM
calm down, what are you gonna do? ur an ex-cop! You better watch your tone! bwaaa ha ha. You should write a book or maybe go on the lecture circuit with all your great information. Maybe get paid for your time! or just go back to bed. whatever.
Bob Dole February 19, 2013 at 05:55 AM
wow, you are great and we should all follow your advice. please do not forget to read sarcasm. Thank you.
That Temecula Guy February 19, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Let me clarify: I don't think anyone cares to prove YOU wrong. The DA has to prove his case, so if you have any evidence that could help those poor saps, go talk to their defense. You sound like a nut, even if what you have to say is interesting. Crazy ranting is how you come across. I'm fully aware that our system needs reform, but every opportunity California has to vote for change, they fail.


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