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Probation Sweep Busts Five Dopers

Probation Sweep Busts Five Dopers


POSTED February 19, 2016 3:56 p.m.
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A joint endeavor between the Oakdale Police Department and Stanislaus County Probation Department on Wednesday, Feb. 17 resulted in several arrests for separate narcotics violations by probationers living in the city.

“This was a coordinated undertaking of several probation searches with the county probation department that yielded the arrest of five individual on various crimes,” said Oakdale Police Sergeant Joseph Carrillo. “We like to make a combined effort with probation to make sure people are in compliance with their terms.”

Carrillo said a force of ten officers, four from probation and six from the Oakdale Police Department, conducted court authorized searches at eight different locations in Oakdale.

The sweep that started at 8:30 a.m. that day yielded five individuals with drugs or drug paraphernalia.

Augustin Leal, 42, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation at a residence on Mark Court.

Katie Brier, 22, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia at a residence on Mark Court.

Deborah Lynn Forrest, 51, was arrested for felony possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violating her probation at a residence on East D Street.

Todd Allen Skaggs, 45, was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of his probation at a residence on East D Street.

Christopher Steven Mortimer, 30, was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of his probation at a residence on S. First Avenue.

All the subjects were booked into the Stanislaus County Jail that day.

Carrillo said the special enforcement was part of a gang-drug-probation fund from grant money the city received for street crimes enforcement.

“The fund allows us to use resources for this type of enforcement,” Carrillo said. “This type of action allows us to ensure probationers are in compliance and also builds relationships with allied agencies like the Stanislaus County Probation Department.

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