A large amount of heroin and crystal meth was found at a Blythe residence suspected of being used as a drug-dealing location, Riverside County Sheriff’s officials reported today.
Officers from the Blythe Narcotic Enforcement Team served a narcotic-related search warrant in the 1500 block of East Hobsonway on Thursday Nov. 8 just before 2 a.m.
In addition to the significant amount of drugs, items used for drug sales and maintain a residence for drug activity were also discovered, Sgt. Thomas Velarde said in a sheriff’s report.
Blythe resident Debra Lee Wright, 51, was arrested and booked into the Blythe Jail on charges of possession of heroin for sales, possession of methamphetamine for sales, maintaining a residence where controlled substances are sold or used and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“The BNET is a multi-agency narcotic task force involving law enforcement agencies in the Blythe-Palo Verde Valley area,” Sgt. Velarde said.
Velarde added that BNET’s primary mission is to disrupt narcotic sales and diminish the availability of those drugs, thereby increasing public safety.
Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity or information that could lead to the arrest of people engaging in criminal activity by calling the Colorado River Station at 760-921-7900 or the Blythe Police Department at 760-922-6111.
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