Sheriff’s department arrests five, seizes heroin
Friday, Feb. 21—Deputies from the sheriff’s Ramona station arrested five people this week — four of them today — on suspected drug-related charges, and seized a total of 7.2 grams of heroin, .2 grams of methamphetamine and $580 in cash, reported Lt. Hank Turner.
On Wednesday, detectives from the Ramona station conducted surveillance on a residence in the 1500 block of Wilson Road, he said. Around 5:45 p.m. detectives observed a male that was a suspect in a drug sale in front of the residence, and deputies arrested Jeremy Scherff on suspicion of possession of heroin and possession of heroin for sale, according to the report. During a search detectives found more heroin, cash and drug paraphernalia in his possession, Turner said.
Detectives and patrol followed up on information from Scherff’s arrest, along with other investigative information, and obtained a search warrant on Friday for Jason McDivitt’s residence in the 1100 block of Ramona St., the report states. Detectives searched the residence and found cash, evidence of heroin sales and drug paraphernalia, and arrested McDivitt for suspected felony child endangerment and various narcotic related charges, said Turner.
According to the lieutenant, detectives used intelligence gathered from the search warrant at McDivitt’s residence to locate and arrest three more suspects: Christopher Blackmon, Joshua Brown, and Elizabeth Reed, on suspicion of drug-related charges.
All five suspects are in jail pending drug-related charges, said the report.
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