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Wednesday 06/08/2022 5:20 PM - Narcotics Investigation

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Narcotics Investigation
Date and Time of Incident: 5-17-22, Approximately 5:20 PM
Place of Occurrence: 100 block of Niblick Road, Paso Robles
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Edgar Josue Monge, 40, No Known Address
Details of News Release: On 5-17-22, Detectives with the Sheriff's Special Operations Narcotics Unit, Gang Task Force and Probation Department made contact with the driver of a vehicle which had just pulled into the parking lot of a shopping center in the 100 block of Niblick Road. The driver, identified as 40-year-old Edgar Monge, was known to be in violation of his probation. Monge is currently on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for his 2019 conviction for sales of a controlled substance. During the search of Monge's vehicle, Detectives discovered a backpack in the back seat of the car which contained a large amount of methamphetamine. Detectives discovered a hidden compartment between the back seat and the frame of the car. Inside that compartment they found a locked pouch which contained a large amount of fentanyl. During the search, investigators also found counterfeit Oxycodone M-30 pills, as well as heroin and drug paraphernalia indicating the sale of narcotics. The estimated worth of the narcotics is approximately $11,000. Additionally, Detectives located more than $2,000 in cash. Monge was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale, transporting/selling a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Monge posted bail on his probation violation and was released on his fresh narcotic charges pursuant to the Statewide Emergency Bail Schedule.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Wednesday 06/08/2022 5:21 PM