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49-year-old arrested for dealing cocaine and meth 

5.7 grams of meth and 1 gram of cocaine seized, police say

Leonel Zavala Sanchez, 49, of Paso Robles

Leonel Zavala Sanchez, 49, of Paso Robles

On Saturday June 8, 2013, at about 10 p.m. detectives assigned to the Paso Robles Police Department Special Enforcement Team (SET) arrested Leonel Zavala Sanchez, 49, of Paso Robles for possession of narcotics for sales.

The detectives initiated a traffic enforcement stop on Sanchez along the 2000 block of Riverside and subsequently utilized a PRPD canine to help search the car. The canine alerted detectives there might be drugs concealed within the car. Detectives subsequently discovered what appeared to be methamphetamine and cocaine under a backseat.

Detectives seized 5.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 1 gram of suspected cocaine. Detectives also located and seized nearly $1,100 from Sanchez’ person. Detectives subsequently conducted a search of Sanchez home and located an additional $1,600, “pay- owe” records, digital scales, drug packaging, and a .45 caliber pistol.

Sanchez was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on three felony charges related to Possession of Drugs for Sales.

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