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Trio Arrested for Allegedly Having Illegal Drugs, Guns

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Issue 21, Volume 18.

HEMET - A probationer and two women wanted for alleged felony offenses were arrested during a raid carried out by the

San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force, authorities said today.

James Lee Farnsworth, 44, of San Jacinto, Mary Margaret Carson, 29, of Riverside and Brittany Marie Wright, 24, of San Jacinto were arrested Wednesday after investigators served a search warrant at the Washington Avenue motel in which the trio were staying.

According to police, Farnsworth was the primary target because he's on active probation. During a search of the suspect's property, investigators allegedly seized a quarter-pound of methamphetamine, a gun and ammunition.

A check on Carson showed she had a pending felony warrant related Advertisement
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to a spousal abuse case in Santa Barbara County, and Wright had a warrant connected with a theft case in Riverside County, authorities said.

All three were taken into custody without incident.

Farnsworth, who has prior convictions for possession of controlled substances and child endangerment, was being held without bail at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.

Carson was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside, where Wright was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

The San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force is comprised of law enforcement officers from the city of Hemet, as well as county sheriff's deputies, U.S. Border Patrol agents and probation officers.



Comment Profile ImageYoshi
Comment #1 | Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at 1:39 am
Is Mary Carson still in jail?

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