Temecula Residents Bust Up Pot Deal

Cassandra Marie Loreto, 21, Conner James Priest, 19, and Zeke Emilio Whisler, 22 -- all of Carlsbad -- were arrested about 8 p.m. Sunday.

Four people were in custody today for allegedly getting into a drug-related altercation in Temecula, during which one of the combatants used pepper spray.

Cassandra Marie Loreto, 21, Conner James Priest, 19, and Zeke Emilio Whisler, 22—all of Carlsbad—were arrested about 8 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale and conspiracy after a confrontation at Moraga and Rancho California roads, in which area residents subdued the suspects until authorities arrived.

Priest and Whisler were booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, while Loreto was booked into the Robert Presley Jail. All were being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Another suspect, John McCloskey, was arrested at the scene, but there was no record of him being booked into jail.

According to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Terry Jones, Loreto and Whisler met McCloskey and Priest to allegedly sell the pair $750 worth of marijuana.

As Loreto was weighing the contraband in the front seat of her vehicle, Priest and McCloskey attacked her, punching her in the face and dousing her with pepper spray, prompting the woman to attempt to speed away, Jones alleged.

"McCloskey was able to remove the keys from the ignition, preventing Loreto from escaping,"  the sergeant said. "Several bystanders from a nearby apartment complex were able to detain all involved parties until deputies arrived."

A search of the suspects uncovered marijuana, an air soft pistol and a large sum of cash, according to Jones.

No one was hospitalized.

Gandhi December 05, 2012 at 11:10 AM
tbone is a 17 year old pimply faced adolescent, don't humor him.
Gandhi December 05, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Alcohol, prescription drugs, meth, these are all dangerous drugs, unlike pot/marijuana which is NOT. When was the last time you head of somebody dying from using pot? I rest my case.
Galactic Cannibal December 05, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Brenda: Ur reference to "riff-raff". Surely dudette, not here in the Greatest most moral "land of the Free and Home of the Brave" The riff raff come from south of the Border according to Republicans who like to hire them for cheap labor. AS for this Ganja think its a joke . But its not a joke, when the controllers of the mindless masses, the feds, will shut you down in an instant and ignore state laws.
loveyourlife December 09, 2012 at 07:01 PM
These young boys happen to be from Temecula, but recently moved to the Carlsbad area. They are not gang bangers, they are typical drug addicted people who thought they could be above the law for a brief moment. They have lasted longer then a night at Southwest. We can all make jokes about pot, addicts, the sheriffs deputys, but the reality is that these people are someone's children, brothers, sister, grandchildren that have left their families sad, hopeless and scared for their future. It doesnt matter where your from, how you were raised, some people choose the wrong path and this is the outcome. We all live in glass houses, so we shouldnt be throwing stones, but Im sure some of you will.
unknownone December 09, 2012 at 08:44 PM
thanks loveyourlife, I like your comment, some people I think get a kick bashing people they don't know, everyone makes mistakes and people need to know that nobody is perfect.
unknownone December 09, 2012 at 08:52 PM
to the people saying oceanside if full of crime, that's really a bunch of bs...stop making up ****
unknownone December 09, 2012 at 08:53 PM
there's more homeless people in oceanside than gangs
Brenda December 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Well if they are addicted to drugs I hope that part of their sentencing is a in house rehab for them. Then a 90 to a year long term facility. After that, and the jail sentence, fines they are on their own and we can only hope because they are young the program works for them.
Ck platt December 12, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Connor Priest is a bitch and went to tvhs haha i remember that kid. He got what was coming to him what a pussy for hitting a chick! He is like 6'2 140 pounds he'll have real fun in southwest! hahah this just makes me laugh so hard cause the kid is such a loser and no one liked him at tv anyways haha
Gandhi December 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Yeah well, we heard nobody liked you CK either! Hahahaha!
gudda December 29, 2012 at 08:36 AM
heyy ck platts you gotta big mouth whats your real name fuck boii
gudda December 29, 2012 at 08:37 AM
haha fereal fool thinks hes hard behind his computer just like every other temeculan
Gandhi December 31, 2012 at 06:36 AM
Um, Steve, have YOU ever actually gotten high on marijuana? I'm guessin not, cuz I don't know ANYBODY in 30 years of smoking pot who would ever do something that stupid - jump off a building cuz he thought he could fly! Thats some other drugs, possibly meth, speedball, acid, NOT pot! Please don't discuss that of which you are ignorant, you waste everybodys time here. As for your stupid comment about somebody blowing his brains out - um, possibly that person had a few "issues" before smoking pot? Perhaps that might be one of those people who shouldnt have a gun? Do you think somebody couldnt drink and do these same things or take prescription meds or street drugs and do the same stuff? You make no sense whatsoever.
Brenda January 01, 2013 at 01:12 AM
Very true statement Steve. No one can even know how alcohol will effect someone and the emotions they are going through at that time, or mixture with even tylenol for godsakes. I also smoked as a younger person, didnt care too much for it and tried to keep getting something out of it other then silliness, which I AM ALREADY in case no one has noticed. Then come around to disabled with horribly painful disease, joint surgeries, and I think Oh will get my "pot card" and try it again. Tried it again, and not being knowledgeable enough about it, bought the kind that makes you want to paint 10 houses all in one day instead of the nice calming, restful kind, LOL. So needless to say, I will/might try it again, but with pneumonia off and on would have to try a inhaler machine thingie. We will see. But just to reiterate I had grown up with everyone doing pot and other drugs, then going through all my own and their friends trying it, and reading alot on it. There definately is not black and white on it as to how it is going to affect a certain person. Just like alcohol. I have know friends who could drink a 12 pack and walk out, talk, act like they did not have one single drink, then someone like me who is giggling rolling around on the floor or table with half a wine cooler. As they say on perscription drug bottles, do not drive, operate machinery etc. until you know how something is going to affect you is a good rule.
Andy January 02, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Brenda - next time, try some Indica with amber trichomes instead of a Sativa with clear trichomes. The Sativa is what makes you feel like "painting 10 houses".
Andy January 02, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Also if you're sick with pneumonia, edibles and tinctures work great. Vaporizers and concentrates are sometimes okay for inhaling with chest colds, but I'd avoid inhaling if possible.
Andy January 02, 2013 at 10:38 PM
The last comment had everything to do with pot. Edibles, tinctures, and concentrates are all different forms of pot, and vaporizers are devices for inhaling marijuana vapor in order to significantly reduce or eliminate tars / carcinogens that would otherwise accumulate in the lungs by smoking... which Brenda was considering in her statement of wanting to "try a inhaler machine thingie".
Andy January 03, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Brenda January 03, 2013 at 02:07 AM
Oh Lord Steve, if I could paint a house, let me tell you, I would go through this one like I used to do every 2 years, and clean it like I used to when you could even eat off my bathroom floors, well almost. LOL Have heard of the rice krispies and even tried one of those Andy, didnt seem to do much and I, being scared, was eating about a 1 to 2 inch piece at a time? and never heard of tinctures? Is that like a cough syrup? Vaporizer thats the name of it. Trying to stay away from anything that goes through my lungs is the best as long as I dont want to sleep all day and night, mind you a good 8 hours at night would be nice, but dont want to be a vegetable.
Brenda January 03, 2013 at 02:13 AM
Me too, I always thought Pot was Pot right? Ya smoke it get stupid, or loose your way driving and end up 20 miles from home. Now that was a wierd one, so I dont understand how people drive when smoking it. Course there would have been something mixed in it and I didnt know.
Gandhi January 03, 2013 at 07:24 AM
You dont know anything about pot or me so I suggest you stop "assuming" anything, since you didnt bother to address any of the points I made regarding alcohol and prescription and other street drugs. I dont smoke pot by the way Steve, not that it matters, my facts are correct, your rambling is just that, rambling. YOUR view are clouded by your ignorance.
Gandhi January 03, 2013 at 07:29 AM
I will tell ALL OF YOU right now, one of the main and greatest benefits of cannabis is as it is used in the "hemp oil" concentrate form to destroy cancer cells. This is NOT smoking, or eating brownies, or even getting high, this is very strong medicine that will cure cancer and several other diseases. Watch www.youtube.com/runfromthecure, not sure if a link will show up here or not, but its a video on the benefits of medicinal hemp oil produced by Rick Simpson "Run From The Cure", he has a web site also called "Phoenix Tears", I recommend educating yourselves.
Gandhi January 03, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Brenda, if you smoked "good" pot, they wouldnt need to "mix" anything in it, believe me!! :)
Andy January 03, 2013 at 08:40 PM
@Gandhi : Nice post. Everyone should watch that documentary. Brownies can work too. Both products are "decarboxylated", which give the desired medicine. Hemp oil is just easy to measure dosage with, as compared to brownies.
Andy January 03, 2013 at 08:57 PM
@Gandhi : Your link is bunk. I'll post a new one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0psJhQHk_GI
Brenda January 03, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Hey I was a kid back then, who the hell knew what you were smoking right? I didnt know one look from another, or one taste from another. I do know now that the one I did try after getting my card burned the hell out of my throat all the way down to my tummy, that being the one that made me feel icky and want to paint 10 houses. I might also just be paranoid of trying the different ones, thus making me anxious or something. Will get my card again and try for sure cause I hate pain pills, hate em, hate em, and steriods, and steroid shots, OUCH!!!!!!! You just feel more sick with those.
Andy January 03, 2013 at 11:58 PM
You wouldn't tell a first-time coffee drinker to drink 3 cups, yeah? If you decide to start medicating again, take it a little slower. Too much herb with being anxious about trying it and no tolerance can make people feel that way, especially with certain strains. After a few uses, it will become just like your "morning coffee", and you will feel fully in control.
Gandhi January 05, 2013 at 06:43 AM
Sorry the link didnt work Andy, but I think I made it clear what the name of the video was that people need to watch, they can just enter it on You Tube themselves. Most people do not like clicking on links, I know I dont! Yours doesnt state the name of the movie so I would even hesitate to click on it myself.
Gandhi January 05, 2013 at 06:46 AM
Also Andy, no, brownies would not work. Brownies are typically made with regular old pot, NOT hemp oil, which is HIGHLY REFINED. To cure oneself of cancer and other diseases you are taking hemp oil about the size of a grain of rice, there is no way you can duplicate that with a brownie, watch the video.
Brenda January 05, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Hate to interrupt you guys, LOL, but dont they use pot butter to make the brownies and other treats like rice krispy squares? Its a lengthy process of getting the extract out, and then mixing it with butter?


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