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DNSO Seize LSD, Methamphetamine At Walmart Welfare Check

Del Norte County Sheriff's deputies seized methamphetamine, LSD, cell phones and other evidence of drug sales at a welfare check at Walmart last week. | Courtesy of the DNSO

From the Del Norte County Sheriff's Office:

On 5/31/24, Deputies were dispatched to Wal-Mart for a welfare check. Upon arrival they located 34 year old James Steinmetz of Oregon asleep in his vehicle.
Deputies had reason to believe that Steinmetz had narcotics in his vehicle. Steinmetz was removed from the vehicle and K9 Zuko was deployed for a free air sniff.
K9 Zuko alerted to the odor of narcotics within the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle Deputies located approximately 114 grams (4 ounces) of suspected fentanyl, 1.1 grams of methamphetamine and 38 doses of LSD. Numerous cell phones and other evidence pertaining to the sale and use of narcotics was also located.
Steinmetz was booked for HS 11351 and HS 11352(a)


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