FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10-02-12
ECSTASY, LSD, PSILOCYBIN, MARIJUANA, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, LOCATED IN DRUG SALES CASE
Ripon Ca. –On 09-29-12, at approximately 0315 hours, Ripon Officers Ysit and Sauer conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious white Acura, which had been parked behind a closed business. Officers immediately saw what they believed to be narcotics contraband in plain view inside the vehicle. 50 Ecstasy pills, 24 doses of LSD, prescription drugs, syringes, narcotics paraphernalia, and cash were seized. The suspect was taken into custody. Matthew Lee Pierce (21) of Ripon, was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges including: possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of hypodermic syringes, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
Detective Gordon West, with Ripon’s Special Investigations Unit, continued to investigate this case. Two search warrants were obtained. Detectives located psilocybin, ecstasy and marijuana at a location associated with the suspect. This is an ongoing narcotics investigation.
P.I.O. – 1ST.Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336