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Man suspected of meth sales arrested in Paso Robles

Posted at 3:10 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 18:10:19-04

A suspected drug dealer was arrested this week in Paso Robles.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says surveillance on a home in the 1800 block of Park St. revealed multiple narcotics transactions.

On Wednesday evening, the suspect, identified as 55-year-old Leonel Zavala Sanchez, was seen leaving the home and a deputy reportedly conducted a traffic stop.

Leonel Zavala Sanchez


Sheriff’s officials say the deputy found approximately one pound of methamphetamine under the driver’s seat of the vehicle Sanchez was driving.

The sheriff’s office says a search of Sanchez’s home also revealed evidence consistent with the sales of narcotics, including a scale, a ledger used to record transactions, and an additional seven grams of meth.

Sanchez was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of transporting a controlled substance for sale and possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Narcotics seized by sheriff’s detectives during the investigation. (Photo courtesy San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office)