Atascadero police catch wanted parolee from Texas during traffic stop

A traffic stop conducted by an Atascadero police officer Friday evening netted drugs, cash and stolen items, as well as a wanted parolee from Texas and a second suspect, according to police.

Shortly after 5 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle in the 3200 block of El Camino Real for a mechanical violation. Read More …

Morro Bay drug bust produces meth, pot and weapons

Authorities confiscated methamphetamine, marijuana and a variety of weapons during a drug bust Tuesday morning in Morro Bay. The drug bust also netted three arrests.

For several weeks, Morro Bay officers had been investigating reported drug activity at a home in the 2300 block of Hemlock Avenue. Read More …

Grover Beach woman pleads guilty to involvement in oil field meth ring

A Grover Beach woman is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine after pleading guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine as part of an oil field drug dealing case. [Billings Gazette]

Claudia Norman, 57, allegedly acted as the supplier for methamphetamine dealers in the Bakken oil fields, which span the U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota. Read More …