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22 students arrested on drug charges from Paloma Valley and Perris High

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Issue 50, Volume 17.

PERRIS - An undercover investigation into drug dealing at Perris High School and Paloma Valley High School resulted today in the arrests of 22 students, authorities said.

Only two adults -- 18-year-old Serina Ramirez and 19-year-old Erick De La Cruz -- were among those arrested, said Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Vance Stolte.

All the students arrested attend either Perris High School or Paloma Valley High School, Stolte said.

Seized in the course of the investigation were various illegal drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, crack Advertisement
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cocaine, methamphetamine, hashish and various types of prescription medications, Stolte said.

All the arrested juveniles were offered counseling services before being booked at Juvenile Hall, while Ramirez and De La Cruz were booked at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, he said.

Search warrants were served at two locations, one in Perris and the other in Menifee, in the course of the investigation, Stolte said.

The arrests were the result of a long-term undercover investigation by the Riverside County sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau.



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