On March 12, San Benito County Sheriff Sergeant Lobdell made contact with four subjects in a vehicle on San Juan Canyon Rd near The Alameda.
According to a press release by San Benito County Sheriff's Department, upon making contact, he found 30 year-old Pablo Tapia who was in the company of 18 year-old Jennifer Gonzalez and two 17 year-old females.
During the investigation it was learned that Tapia has picked up the two female juveniles in the city of Salinas. At some point, Tapia acquired alcohol and methamphetamine. Then the three went to Watsonville where they picked up Gonzalez, stated the release.
The release went on to state that they then planned to go to Fremont Peak State Park to "drink, do drugs and party” but for an unknown reason, Tapia stopped on San Juan Canyon Rd where he was contacted by Sgt. Lobdell.
"During the course of conducting a search of Tapia’s vehicle, Sgt. Lobdell found a large number of opened, partially consumed, empty and unopened beer cans and bottles," the release stated. "Several of the opened partially consumed beer containers had tipped over and soaked the interior. Sgt. Lobdell also located, wedged under the front passenger seat, a clear plastic baggie containing suspected methamphetamine."
After the investigation the following arrests were made:
Tapia was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, having open containers in the vehicle and driving without a license.
Gonzalez was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, minor in possession of alcohol, providing a false name to a peace officer and a probation violation.
The female Juveniles were arrested for minor in possession of alcohol and possession of a controlled substance.
Anyone with information on this case can contact the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office on their anonymous tip-line at (831) 636-4084