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Friday 02/24/2023 3:12 PM - Narcotics and Weapons Investigation

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Narcotics and Weapons Investigation
Date and Time of Incident: 2-21-23, Approximately 5:00 AM
Place of Occurrence: Guadalupe Road at Via Concha Road, Nipomo
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Salvador Pompa, 40, Santa Maria Jessika Zepeda, 34, Santa Maria
Details of News Release: On 2-21-23, Sheriff's Deputies stopped a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. Both the male and female occupants of the vehicle were found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. The male subject was identified as 40-year-old Salvador Pompa of Santa Maria. He was found to have a loaded concealed handgun on him. The 9mm handgun was an un-serialized ghost gun. Further investigation led to the discovery of large quantities of narcotics in the vehicle. Deputies seized four ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, three ounces of suspected Fentanyl and a large quantity of suspected Heroin in addition to $2,700.00 in cash. The total street value of the narcotics seized is approximately $18,000. The amount of suspected Fentanyl seized potentially could have contributed to thousands of overdose deaths. In addition to the loaded firearm, a replica of an M4 style rifle was located in the vehicle. The female was identified as 34-year-old Jessika Zepeda of Santa Maria. She was arrested for conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, under the influence of a controlled substance and knowingly bringing a controlled substance into the jail. Pompa was arrested for conspiracy, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm with a prior felony conviction, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm, transportation for sale of narcotics, transport a controlled substance, knowingly bringing a controlled substance into the jail, and several other drug related charges. Both Pompa and Zepeda were booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Friday 02/24/2023 3:12 PM