PD and SWAT bust meth operation in Atascadero

The nine individual arrested and the evidence seized during the operation on Jan. 16. (Contributed photos)

Warrant served to two homes on Carrizo Rd., 9 persons arrested

ATASCADERO — Nine people were arrested Wednesday after a search warrant was served at a reported methamphetamine operation on Carrizo Road, the Atascadero Police Department.

On Jan. 16, the Atascadero Police Department, in partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, served a narcotics and stolen property related search warrant at two adjoining properties in the 4900 block of Carrizo Road.

The Atascadero Police Department has responded to these residences multiple times in the past few months regarding assaults, theft and narcotics-related activity. Recently information was obtained that the sale of narcotics may be occurring at the residences and additional information disclosed the possibility of stolen firearms being present as well.

Based on the possibility of stolen firearms being at the locations and violent criminal histories of the alleged involved parties, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SWAT) was requested to serve the warrant as it was deemed high risk.

During the service of the search warrant, several of the residents initially refused to exit. Eventually a total of 14 people were contacted on the property and detained.

A search of the residence yielded narcotics for sale. Suspected stolen property was also seized and additional follow up investigation is taking place to determine the rightful owners. The property owner Anthony Robert Riva Jr., 53, of Atascadero, was arrested and charged with operating a drug house.

The following suspects also were arrested and booked at county jail for a variety of charges:

Grace Ann LeBlanc, 51, of Atascadero, was arrested for operating a drug house and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alan Howard Algie, 56, of Atascadero, was arrested for resisting/delaying/ obstructing an officer.

Trissa Bebe Blackburn, 23, of Atascadero, was arrested for resisting/delaying/ obstructing an officer and for a probation violation.

Melissa Dawn Currie, 34, of Paso Robles, was arrested for resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer and on outstanding arrest warrants.

Samantha Hope Maxwell, 21, of Paso Robles, was arrested for resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer.

Travis Dee Reeder, 24, of Atascadero, was arrested for manufacture of controlled substance, felony impersonation, resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer and outstanding warrants.

Sean Michael Loppnow, 34, of Atascadero, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of heroin for sale.

Troy Lee McGee Jr., 30, of Paso Robles, was arrested for outstanding arrest warrant.

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