Monday, July 25th, 2016

Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested In Paso Robles

Leonel-Zavala-SanchezOn Saturday, at approximately 10:00pm, detectives assigned to the Paso Robles Police Department Special Enforcement Team (SET) arrested Leonel Zavala Sanchez, 49yrs, of Paso Robles for possession of narcotics for sales.

SET detectives initiated a traffic enforcement stop on Sanchez along the 2000 block of Riverside and subsequently utilized a PRPD canine to help search the car.  The canine alerted detectives there might be drugs concealed within the car.

Detectives subsequently discovered what appeared to be methamphetamine and cocaine under a backseat.  Detectives seized 5.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 1 gram of suspected cocaine.  Detectives also located and seized nearly $1100.

Detectives subsequently conducted a search of the Sanchez home and located an additional $1600, “pay-owe” records, digital scales, drug packaging, and a .45 caliber pistol.

Sanchez was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on three felony charges related to Possession of Drugs for Sales.