TEMECULA: Casino drug bust nets 2 suspects
Published: July 16, 2016
Two Orange County residents suspected of drug-related crimes were arrested Saturday, July 16, at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula.
Rudy Torres and Karina Melgoa, both residents of Santa Ana, are being held at the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department news release states.
At 5:24 a.m., deputies responded to the casino, located in the 45000 block of Pechanga Parkway, in response to reports of drug activity at a vehicle inside the parking structure.
During a preliminary search, deputies found a large amount of methamphetamine and heroin in Torres’ clothes, the release states. A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered 183 grams of methamphetamine and various drug contraband.