Unincorporated West County - Rio Mesa High School Drug Arrest
3/14/2013 9:00:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Rio Mesa High School Drug Arrest
545 Central Avenue, El Rio
Date & Time:
03-13-13 at 11:15 am
Headquarters Station and Narcotics Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses, (D)ecedents,
City of Residence
(S-1) Kelvin Mathew Rodriguez
(S-2) male juvenile
(S-3) female juvenile
On 03/13/13, at 11:15 am, the Rio Mesa High School resource officer was called to assist a 14-year-old student who was unresponsive. Medical assistance was immediately requested and the juvenile was transported to Saint John's Hospital where she was treated and released. Through the investigation, it was determined that the female had consumed a marijuana laced chocolate product. The consumption of the product caused her to become temporarily unresponsive and incoherent.
It was later determined that (S-1) Kelvin Mathew Rodriguez furnished (S-2) the product to sell. It was sold to (S-3) who then provided it to three additional juvenile students.
The Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit went to Rodriguez's residence and arrested him for an existing felony warrant, 11360(a)H&S (sales of marijuana) and 11353(b)H&S (using a minor to sell a controlled substance). Rodriguez was booked into the Ventura County Main Jail. (S-2) was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Justice Center for 11360(a) H&S (sales of marijuana). (S-3) was arrested for 11360(a) H&S (furnishing marijuana).
The successful outcome of this incident was possible through the strong partnership between Rio Mesa High School administrators and the Sheriff's Office. It is through these joint efforts that we are able to protect children and combat the distribution of drugs within our communities and schools.
Deputy Preparing Media Release:
Sergeant Luis Alvarez
Media Release Date:
Luis Alvarez 805-654-2110
Captain Patti Salas