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Suspect arrested on suspicion of selling drugs near Santa Maria school

Posted at 5:21 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 20:25:01-05

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says a wanted felon was arrested on suspicion of selling drugs near a school.

Detectives say Anthony Guzman, 27, was hiding in the 700 block of N. Miller Street in Santa Maria. While looking for him, detectives say he was seen selling narcotics in front of an elementary school on Friday, November 30. They say it happened around 1 p.m. when class was still in session.

Anthony Guzman
Anthony Guzman


Detectives say Guzman was taken into custody a few hours later near Barrington and Creston.

The Sheriff’s Office says he was searched, and detectives say they found about 61 grams of methamphetamine, some heroin, packaging, a digital scale, and cash. They say this is evidence he was trying to sell narcotics.

Narcotics arrest
Detectives say Guzman was in possession of methamphetamine, heroin, packaging, a digital scale, and cash (Photo Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office)


Guzman was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on an outstanding warrant, as well as possession of a controlled substance for sale and selling drugs within 1000 yards of a school. He is being held without bail.