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Half-pound of drugs seized in Santa Maria arrest

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Jul 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 16:49:42-04

Santa Maria police arrested a man after they say he was carrying more than a half-pound (240 grams) of illegal drugs.

According to SMPD, the department's Special Enforcement Team (SET) observed "suspicious activity" in the 200 block of East Main Street.

Officers approached 36-year-old Michael Jolly who police say tried to discard a backpack. Upon searching, police found drugs, money and a flare gun inside the backpack.

Police say Jolly was found in possession of 100 grams of fentanyl, 21 grams of cocaine, 26 grams of heroin, 93 grams of methamphetamine, $700 in cash and a flare gun.

Jolly was arrested for transportation of drugs and possession of drugs for sale. He was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail.