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Suspected marijuana dealers arrested at Centennial Park 

On Friday at approximately 1:40 p.m., Paso Robles Police Department detectives from the Special Enforcement Team patrolled the Centennial Park area in the 600 block of Nickerson Drive after repeated complaints of juveniles openly smoking marijuana in the park and surrounding area. Detectives contacted a group of juveniles who were observed actively smoking marijuana in the park.

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Centennial Park on Nickerson Drive in Paso Robles.

Two of the juveniles contacted were found to be in possession of marijuana packaged for sale. A total of 74 grams of marijuana was seized from the juveniles, as well as packaging materials, and digital scales. The juveniles were placed under arrest for possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, a felony.

Both juveniles were transported to the Paso Robles Police Department where they were booked into custody. They were later released to the custody of their parents with a pending court date in Juvenile Court. As the suspects are juveniles, their names and photographs will not be released.

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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