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Old Town Drug Sales Suspects Arrested

Two men were booked following the service of search warrants at homes in Old Town by gang investigators who learned of drug sales in the residences.

Two men from Temecula were taken into custody Wednesday, following the service of search warrants in Old Town by sheriff's gang investigators, officials said.

Angel Pena, 22, of Temecula, was to be booked on suspicion of possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine for sale, maintaining an unlawful place, possession of paraphernalia and a parole violation.

Pena is a documented gang member, according to sheriff's investigators.

George Deloera, 37, of Temecula, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled substance and committing a felony while out on bail.

The warrant was served at homes in the 41800 Block of Fourth Street Wednesday morning, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Vance Stolte.

Investigators had received a tip that the men were involved in methamphetamine sales.

A search of the homes yielded a shotgun, methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia; items consistent with drug sales were also found, the sergeant said.

Brenda August 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM
It's unfortunate this country does not have rehab facilities we had at one time. Free or low cost ones, or ones covered by insurance or donations. There are people who do want help but there is no where for them to go except county hospital and that is as bad as jail if not worse with fights etc. of the mental health patients in there. Its not even for rehab help. Again if we werent feeding every illegal in our country of EVERY COLOR and country we could afford to get some of our programs back like rehab help for people just like this man. But we are not all Lyndsay Lohan and all these other movie stars who can afford 5k a day at a private lush place on the beach or up in the mountains for a month or 6 months for rehab services. Stars sure do not give donations or give theier money to open new facilities for low income people that need help and this is one of the worse medical, mental, drug problem in our country today. People on drugs far outnumber every type of illness we are trying to cure, and drug addictions we can HEAL, we can help if we had facilities. I have known several people through my lifetime that needed help with addictions and I am speaking of wives, husbands, VPs of companies, never had drug problems, but something happens, and it starts, then you cant stop, and there has been no help for them that they can afford. Or the parents that cannot afford to send their children to one :/ As a parent its devastating to not be able to help your child!
Andy August 21, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Great comment Brenda. I agree we need to focus more on "treatment" rather than offer no treatment and having a jail as the designated "treatment center". I am not defending the drug addicts who DUI, steal cars, stereos, etc. Those people need "criminal consequences" when they begin violating the rights of others. Our illegal drug market is fueling money right into the hands of the illegals. Most of the illegals selling drugs in this country and through Mexico are not getting caught, only some do. Most get rich. Over 1/3 of Mexico's GDP is from illicit narcotics. The demand for drugs in a country of 300 million people is not going away. Strong criminalization against the "user" drives up the price sky high, draining the already apathetic addict of their income. Eventually, in some people this will lead to "criminal activity" for them to survive while funding their habit, especially since their real family and friends who care about them won't give them any money to support their habit. Something needs to change in the way this country is addressing its drug problem. Throwing all the users in jail is not working. Surrounded by criminals isn't what an addict needs. They just buy drugs that are still available and sold in the jail and learn "new ways" of criminality after being surrounded by those people. The "losers" of this policy are mainline society and the users... and the drug dealers and corrupt elements are the "winners".
Brenda August 22, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Nice Andy, and perfectly said. The separation of the addicts and criminals is something I should have made clear as you did, and you are indeed correct. When these people become addicts to drugs or alcohol they will do anything to get more. On intervention last night there was a young gorgeous girl who had something happen to her in college, she had been doing great, however addiction of alcohol was an issue with her mother. Because of this thing that happened to her in college, she left there, and started drinking, and to support herself she began stripping. When she stopped stripping, she was turning tricks for money to get enough each day for the alcohol. Dont know if anyone watched it, but this girl had been and done everything good, cheerleading, played several instruments, great grades, danced etc. etc. then was anorexic and near her death bed. It took being on this show airing some pretty rough personal things and family issues to get this free help, and then the embarrassment of them telling the audience at the end that she had relapsed once so far but was back sober, and that the mom had dropped out of her rehab 8 weeks into it and went home. So further embarrassment to deal with. If we got the drugs out of here, bring in the military to do it, and the rehab places built we could win this. But hell hard to do that now that college for illegals is tax payers responsiblity.
Andy August 22, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Agree Brenda. Sad story. People try and escape and don't know how to get out when their life becomes rough... or not care to get out if lets say they live in an abusive household or negative environment. However, an atmosphere of "compassion" and helping them work through their problems is what will help them get back "on their feet". That is why I'm against jailing users who have not violated the rights of others. The legal system does not have a future incentive for the "recovered addicts" who have been clean off drugs for years. They are still "felons" and have a hard time finding work, especially in this economy. Which could easily bring people like that to becoming users again or even sellers for the money. It is embarrassing... and drug users often refuse treatment for the stigma. It's not viewed that much of an "illness" in our society, but rather criminal. We sit here and make fun of countries like the Netherlands and Portugal, but their society is much better of than ours with the issue of drugs... while our society is crumbling into a neo-Mexico. If this country continues its same status quo failed "drug war" policy, we will just continue deteriorating until we reach a status of "First World Mexico"... Watch! That is why there is so much "drug reform" talk lately, especially over marijuana (which should be legal. marijuana is not like crack, meth, heroin, pharmaceuticals... you never see "only-pot" on intervention!), because things are going bad, fast!
anthony January 14, 2013 at 04:54 AM
It's so funny how u all from temecula think this is such a big thing . I was raised in San Diego with this type of thing happens on every street corner . you all don't know how great you have it . living in Temecula is like living in paradise . don't you all know this is where the game numbers come to retire you dumb mother f****** . of course there is going to be younger ones coming up .and don't try to blame it on just the Mexicans you white folks do it too . f*** all you pansy ass motherfuckers .

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