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Lompoc man suspected of possessing cocaine for sale in Solvang

Posted at 3:51 PM, Apr 05, 2019

A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a 29-year-old man from Lompoc over the weekend after authorities say he was found in possession of several bags of cocaine.

Sheriff’s officials say a deputy spotted Erik Morales just before midnight on March 30, sitting inside a parked vehicle with an open bottle of beer.

According to the sheriff’s office, a search of his vehicle uncovered 18 small plastic bags of cocaine, about one gram each. They were reportedly hidden inside a cowboy boot.

Bags of cocaine reportedly seized during arrest of Erik Morales. (Photo courtesy Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office)


Morales was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of possession of narcotics for sale.

Erik Morales