Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested an Antelope Valley woman with outstanding narcotics warrants and an SCV man for heroin possession during a narcotics suppression operation Wednesday morning, according to a post on the station’s official social media.
Here’s the story:
On Wednesday morning, Juvenile Intervention Team and Crime Impact Team deputies conducted a narcotics suppression operation. They patrolled around shopping center and business parking lots looking for individuals using narcotics and/or involved in narcotics sales.
Deputies made contact with a woman in her 40s, from the Antelope Valley, in a parking lot near Bouquet Canyon Road and Newhall Ranch Road. She was found to have three warrants in the system for narcotics.
Coincidentally, her boyfriend who was also in the vehicle had just returned from court where he was taking care of his narcotics warrants.
As deputies continued their patrol, they spotted an adult male walking along Valencia Boulevard, just past Cinema Drive. He was stumbling as he walked and could barely keep his balance.
Deputies pulled over to check on him and determined he was under the influence of an opiate. His symptoms were so severe that one of the deputies commented it was “one of the worst cases he had seen.”
Deputies found that the 21-year-old Santa Clarita Valley man was also in possession of heroin.
He was transported to the local hospital for emergency medical assistance. Once medically cleared, the booking process was initiated.
The J-Team primarily focuses on minors and young adults with drug offenses, using a three-pronged approach of education, enforcement and rehabilitation to stop the cycle of drug abuse. J-Team members conduct follow-up care after offenders are released from jail. They make contact with the individuals, offering assistance and support to help get them into a treatment center.