Isla Vista Resident Arrested for Selling Prescription Drugs
Isla Vista - November 2nd, 2013
approximately 5 p.m. yesterday, November 1, Sheriff’s South County Narcotics
Unit detectives arrested an Isla Vista resident on drug related charges.
23-year-old Jacob Loureiro was taken into custody following a search warrant
served at his apartment located in the 6500 block of Seville Road. Louriero had
been under investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Narcotics
Enforcement Unit for the past several weeks.
During a search of the apartment,
detectives located evidence establishing that Loureiro was selling several types
of prescription medications. Although Loureiro was prescribed some of the
medications, the investigation revealed that he was selling the pills to
residents in the Isla Vista community. Evidence was also located, indicating
that Loureiro was selling marijuana. In addition to the prescription narcotics
and marijuana located, Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives found that Loureiro was in
possession of a shotgun, a handgun, a law enforcement style collapsible baton,
and brass knuckles.
Although the shotgun and handgun
were lawfully possessed, a request will be made with the District Attorney’s
Office to review this case for additional weapons violations based on Loureiro
being in possession of a combination of narcotics for sale and firearms.
Loureiro was arrested and booked
for violations of possession for sales of a controlled substance, possession for
sales of marijuana, and possession of a deadly weapon. Loureiro’s bail was set
Earlier this week, two
individuals were arrested in Isla Vista when one of them sold an undercover
officer 1,000 Xanax pills. The subjects were found to be in possession of a
total of 2,300 Xanax pills.
Students in college communities
will sometimes rely on prescription drugs as study aids and will frequently
obtain the pills without a prescription. The pills are usually obtained from
friends or occasionally via the internet.
The Santa Barbara County
Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the community that prescription
medications can be addictive and dangerous if mixed with other narcotics or
For Media Inquires Contact PIO Kelly Hoover
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