LAPD Makes Drug Arrest Friday

Victoria Espinoza arrested Friday. Courtesy/LAPD

Los Alamos Daily Post

Victoria Espinoza of White Rock was arrested Friday afternoon on an arrest warrant issued by Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados.

Espinoza was charged with possession of methamphetamine; possession of heroin; selling, disposing, possessing dangerous drugs; possession of marijuana; and two counts of drug paraphernalia for possessing 53 hypodermic needles and a broken glass methamphetamine pipe.

According to the request for issuance of an arrest filed by Los Alamos Police Det. Ryan Wolking, police responded to a home on Yosemite in White Rock where a caller indicated she had observed Espinoza using heroin via a needle. The caller also said she was in possession of methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia belonging to Espinoza.

When Cpl. David Boe arrived at the residence, he took possession of the heroin and methamphetamine. The caller told police she had found numerous syringes as well as what appeared to be black tar heroin and crystal meth. She said she tried to discuss the items with Espinoza and how she needed to get help. Based on a photo of needles and paraphernalia in a dresser drawer, blood he saw on the floor between the bathroom and Espinoza’s bedroom and the heroin and methamphetamine in their possession, Wolking requested a search warrant for the bedroom and bathroom used by Espinoza.

After the warrant was signed by Casados, Wolking returned and began his search. His report indicates that he allegedly found approximately three grams of suspected methamphetamine, 1.5 grams of suspected heroin, 4.3 grams of suspected marijuana, a used vile of Copaxone, 53 used hypodermic needles, a broken glass marijuana pipe, five roaches of marijuana and two versions of the same prescription in the same prescription pill container.

The caller expressed concern to Wolking for Espinoza’s health and safety. Because Wolking believed Espinoza to be a flight risk and the caller believed she was at “a severe risk and danger of accidentally or purposefully overdosing”, he requested an arrest warrant for her.

Police located Espinoza at a residence on Arizona Avenue and placed her under arrest. She will remain incarcerated until she appears before Judge Casados next week.

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