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Dozens of Drug Arrests Made at Music, Arts Fest at Lake Skinner

The 2013 Lightning in a Bottle music festival was held this past weekend at Lake Skinner, and police say they arrested nearly 60 people on drugs charges.

Lightning in a Bottle Arts and Music Festival (Photo Credit: Watchara)
Lightning in a Bottle Arts and Music Festival (Photo Credit: Watchara)
Dozens of people were arrested and booked on drugs charges while attending the 2013 Lightning in a Bottle music festival at Lake Skinner this weekend, sheriff's officials announced Tuesday.

The event-- which attracted an estimated 15,000 people each day between Friday and Sunday-- was staffed by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for security, according to Sheriff's Lieutenant Jason Horton.

Federal DEA officials were also at the event, and helped the sheriff's department conduct an undercover operation to catch a number of people selling a variety of drugs, including: cocaine, ketamine, LSD, marijuana, MDMA (ecstasy), methamphetamine, PCP, psilocybin and various prescription narcotics, according to Horton.

"Specifically, Riverside County Sheriff's Department personnel, in conjunction with members from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the state Alcohol and Beverage Control office, detected numerous participants engaged in criminal acts including activity associated with the intent to possess and sell illegal drugs," Horton said.

According to the lieutenant, law enforcement officers posed as parties interested in buying illegal drugs, and then arrested those who supplied them.

"Teams from the Sheriff's Department along with DEA, and ABC were able to solicit the sales of illegal drugs and immediately took those responsible into custody, seizing the illegal drugs involved," he said.

Horton added that "significant quantities" of the illegal drugs were seized as a result of the total of 58 arrests made.

Most of those arrested were facing charges of "sales of a controlled substance," but police records also indicate one person was caught allegedly trying to steal a vehicle. 

Here is the complete list of arrests made, as published by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department

  1. Brandon Krows, 28          Huntington Beach, Ca.   11360 HS - Sales of Marijuana
  2. Austin Shrigley, 23; San Jose, Ca.; 11351 HS - Possession for Sales of Cocaine
  3. Trevor Osborn, 22; El Centro, Ca.; 11400 HS - Possession for Sales of Cocaine (negative drug content)
  4. Ruby Haber, 22 Oak Park, Ca.; 11550 HS - Under the influence
  5. Adam Neville, 29; Flagstaff, Az.; 11360 HS - Sales of Marijuana
  6. Jake Benson, 18;  Orange, Ca.; 11360 HS - Sales of Marijuana
  7. James Dawson, 23; Wauconda, Il.; 11352 HS - Sales of Cocaine
  8. Christopher Martin, 19; Canyon, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  9. Dallas Newman, 28; Glendale, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  10. Christopher Haines, 23; Canyon Country, Ca.;  11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  11. Eric Jacobson, 28; Pasadena, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  12. John Stanley, 27; Hayfork, Ca.; 11360 HS - Sales of Marijuana
  13. Delwyn Henson, 28; Tracy, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  14. Collin Gagne, 20; San Francisco, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  15. Brian Pratt, 31;  Long Beach, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  16. Alex Filmore, 23; Canyon Lake, Ca.; 11360 HS - Sales of Marijuana
  17. George Adams, 27; Venice, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  18. Roger Wilson, 30;  Berkeley, Ca; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  19. Charlie Hatch, 27;  Santa Cruz, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  20. Jeff Deppe, 24; Costa Mesa, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  21. Clayton Crain, 27; Phoenix, Az.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  22. Michael Jaszberenyi, 26; Poway, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  23. Bryce Shepard, 28; Poway, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  24. Gregory Clark, 27; Henderson, Nv.; 11360 HS - Sales of Marijuana
  25. Joshua Sisler, 30; La Habra, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  26. Michael Kelly, 22; San Diego, Ca.; 11350 HS - Possession of Cocaine 
  27. Kirsten Spainhower, 24; San Diego, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  28. Christopher Davies, 27;   San Diego, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  29. Ryan Nelli, 35; Los Angeles, Ca.; 11352 HS - Sales of Cocaine
  30. Louis Hutchison, 27;   Las Vegas, Nv.; 11352 HS - Sales of Cocaine
  31. Ryan Gomez, 23; Taos, N.M.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  32. Evan Eremta, 27;  Florida; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  33. Chance Karr, 22; Carlsbad, Ca.; 11360 HS - Sales of Marijuana
  34. Cory Goldstein, 19;  San Diego, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  35. Travis Loerzel, 22;   Riverside, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  36. Rudy Sturier, 24; Long Beach, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  37. Sean Sturier, 24;  Long Beach, Ca.;  11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  38. Garrett Lauffer, 21;  Reno, Nv.;  11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  39. Tyler Vacentine, 21;  La Mesa, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  40. Trevor Mosely, 22; Newport Beach, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  41. Noah Storey, 22;  Navajo Dam, N.M.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  42. Daniel Gootnick, 22; Agoura Hills, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  43. Blake Magdits, 31;   Los Angeles, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  44. Samuel Wabby, 30; San Luis Obispo, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  45. Lawrence Chang, 22;  Bellingham, Wa.;  11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  46. Nickolas Bate, 33; San Manish, Wa.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  47. Stephen Gregory, 25; Van Nuys, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  48. Manuel Armour, 27; Upland, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  49. Michael Rappaport, 25; San Francisco, Ca.; 11379 HS - Possession and Being Under The Influence of a Controlled Substance
  50. Eric Anderson, 20; San Diego, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  51. Trevor McNabb, 23;   Lake Tahoe, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  52. Bijan Hazrati, 22; Glendale, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  53. Sean Mihalyi, 32; San Diego, Ca.; 11352 HS - Sales of Cocaine
  54. Ashliegh Lindsay, 26; San Diego, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  55. Jesse Alonzo, 19;  Austin, Tx.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  56. Robert Herzog, 45;  Forest Falls, Ca.; 11379 HS - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  57. Anne Hoag, 29;  Plano, Tx.; 10851 HS – Stealing a vehicle
  58. Thomas Carson, 26;  Ridgecrest, Ca.; 11377 HS – Possession of a controlled Substance

Editor’s Note: The outcome of these allegations, as well as the facts, may change as the case progresses through the legal system. Not all details of each investigation are made public. All items are alleged to have occurred. There should be no assumption of guilt.

John July 21, 2013 at 01:15 PM
For those zero tolerance fans. This country was made of tolerance, race, religion, class, etc. The melting pot. For those teaching zero tolerance in our schools remember this; Through the eyes of a mass shooter see's zero tolerance.
Elliot July 22, 2013 at 04:18 AM
Here is a story about how the Riverside DA and cops run things in their neck of the woods... http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/18/1224139/-Our-Autistic-Son-s-Arrest-Some-Good-News-and-Some-News-That-Will-Make-You-Sick-to-Your-Stomach?showAll=yes
Otto Maddox May 15, 2014 at 08:30 PM
Renee, if you, your kid/husband/friends were wrongly arrested, you'd be happy that their names were smeared online right? hypocrite.
Otto Maddox May 15, 2014 at 08:32 PM
Renee Schiavone have you ever received any type of ticket in your life? Been arrested or detained? Or been late paying a bill? Please post all the details here. Since its all public record and all.
Zach Meisinger May 21, 2014 at 08:26 PM
too bad they do not have millions of dollars to throw at Las Vegas Metro like (In$omniac). The last year EDC was in LA there were almost 300 drug arrest in 2 days, edc 2012 at the speedway, all i saw was cops standing around, checking out girls asses, and trading kandi...no chaseing down people who spark a j, no narcs. you how many arrest over ALL 3 DAYS? 28. Insomniac made some very generous "donations" to metro, a bunch of schools, and once all the major hotels realised how much they make, all the big wigs, the mayor of vegas, and pasquele the leader of insomniac had a meeting, and next thing you know INSOMNIAC runs the strip for an entire week. LVM benefits by doing edc security for triple what the city would pay that night (aslong as they let the ravers do theyre thing, and only go after fights, and serious crimes) The department it self, looks the other way cuse insomniac :donates: something like replace half their cruisers with suped up chargers? The mayor is at the casino moguls wim, they want EDC week, so they can charge 5 times the amount for the same week that was almost empty the years before. Now the whole strip sells out before the line up is even released. Now LVM gets more donations from the casinos, to ignore under the infuence of drugs, and let their own private security take them back to their room, not to jail. That way no one gets arrested for drugs, during the edc week, the whole city is ravers, they dont have to worry about some conservative family from kentucky seeing the way everyone dresses (especialy the girls who just wear a short too too with a thong, and a skimpy bra as a top high as balls on molly, chewing a passifire) Try that any other week, you will get arrested, sent to the drunk tank (if you actualy have molly on you are going to spending a good minute in jail) They dont want the conservative kentucky families to assume vegas is Just a drug haven now, a lot of the old timers and familys still do the whole "old" vegas way of doing things, but slowly they are heading more towards the hard partying, up till the sun comes up crowd, but for now we have our week, and I feel sorry for any conservative family who didnt realise what week he booked the family trip...or maybe he will break bad, eat a biscuit, and stuble his way into edc lol

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