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24 high school students arrested in drug ring bust; 12 from Lake Elsinore High

Friday, December 9th, 2011
Issue 49, Volume 15.

MORENO VALLEY - The Riverside County Sheriff's Department's Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) completed a long-term investigation into allegations of students selling illicit drugs on the high school campuses of Vista De Lago High School, located in the City of Moreno Valley, and Elsinore High School, located in the City of Wildomar.

During the course of the investigation, various illegal narcotics were seized, including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and illegal prescription drugs. The investigators identified 24 students, 12 at each school, who were involved in illegal drug sales and obtained arrest warrants for the narcotic violations.

On Thursday, December 8, 2011, the investigation concluded with the arrest of the 24 students for the narcotic related arrest warrants. During their arrests, 7 juveniles were found Advertisement
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in possession of illegal contraband ranging from a switch-blade knife, marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and hydrocodone. The juveniles were transported to Juvenile Hall and booked for their outstanding warrants and any additional narcotics charges stemming from today's operation.

Assisting the Riverside County Sheriff's Department with the arrests were members of the Southwest Corridor Narcotics Task Force (SWCNTF), West County Narcotics Task Force (WCNTF), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), station personnel from the Moreno Valley and Lake Elsinore Police departments and the District Attorney's Office who obtained search warrants and filed petitions in juvenile court.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is committed to providing students with a safe, drug-free environment and encourages everyone to report illegal drug activity to their local police and sheriff's stations.



Comment Profile Image51741
Comment #1 | Friday, Dec 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm
i go 2 elsinore high school and cops where everywhere man why should they do that kinds of stuff
Comment Profile ImageLEUSD Teacher
Comment #2 | Saturday, Dec 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm

- Special Investigations Bureau
- Southwest Corridor Narcotics Task Force
- West County Narcotics Task Force
- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
- Riverside County District Attorney's Office
- Lake Elsinore Police

came in and took over since LEUSD does not enforce its "zero tolerance" policy on anything! PLEASE come back and do this more often!!!!! Thank you.
Comment Profile ImageMo Vly HS MOM
Comment #3 | Saturday, Dec 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm
Im glad they got caught selling drugs. I hope this will teach the others a lesson, the sellers and the users.
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Comment #4 | Saturday, Dec 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm
Dies anyone know how much tax payers money this costed?
Comment Profile ImageAvyel Leyva
Comment #5 | Saturday, Dec 10, 2011 at 11:08 pm
I have a request that everyone who wishes to comment from now on, do so with grammar better than a five year old's.
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Comment #6 | Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 8:01 am
This was all ridiculous. Many of the kids were NOT fairly arrested. I know multiple kids who were arrested just for being associated with this situation. One kid was arrested and charged for being a witness!!! Another was charged with handling illegal drugs with the "proof" of a text message. The text message conversation was short, one person asking for marijuana and the other saying he could get it. No transaction was ever made. These kids reputations are now put in jeopardy while the true drug dealers still remain in the school.
Comment Profile ImageBill
Comment #7 | Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm
But, they did not find a single illegal alien in the raid. No wonder there is zero respect for the law.
Comment Profile Imageme
Comment #8 | Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 at 10:35 am
I think it is great bust.
Just because some parents 420 freely around their homes and with their children present and some allow partaking I feel it is wrong. There is a time and place. The time is never with a minor and there is no place in your home with children present. When they turn of age then they are adults, until then we need to buckle down and keep tradition of the old school method or we'll end up with alot of jar heads who are our future leaders. Wake up Mom and Dad!!

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