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Heroin, meth, pills: Two arrested on drug charges 


Suspects Christopher Cortelyou and John Richardson.

On Saturday, at approximately 7 a.m., Paso Robles Police Detectives from the Special Enforcement Team served a narcotics related search warrant in the 1800 block of Serra Way, in the City of Paso Robles, after receiving reports of possible drug activity at a residence.

During a search of the residence after execution of the search warrant, approximately 5.2 grams of heroin, 10 grams of methamphetamine, numerous pills, scales, hypodermic needles, and drug paraphernalia were located and seized as evidence.

The following people was arrested and later booked into the San Luis Obispo County jail, or released with a pending court date, as a result of the investigation:

  • Christopher Cortelyou (DOB 06-22-1976) of Paso Robles – Possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor), possession of narcotics (misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor). He was issued a notice to appear in court.
  • John Richardson (DOB 10-31-79) of Paso Robles – Possession of controlled substance for sales (felony), possession of narcotic for sales (felony), possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor). He was transported to county jail.

The Paso Robles Police Department encourages anyone with information regarding criminal activity in Paso Robles to contact Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP (549-7867) or submit a Web Tip from the Crime Stoppers website at You can also submit a “TEXT TIP” by texting “slotips” and your message to CRIMES (or 274637). You may also contact the Special Enforcement Team (SET) directly at (805) 237-6464. You do not have to give your name.

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