Both Pompa and Zepeda were booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail
NIPOMO — Two were arrested by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office after deputies stopped a vehicle for a vehicle code violation on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
After stopping the vehicle, deputies found both the male and female occupants were under the influence of a controlled substance. Salvador Pompa (40) of Santa Maria was found to have a loaded and concealed handgun on him. The 9mm handgun was an un-serialized ghost gun.
Further investigation led to the discovery of large quantities of narcotics in the vehicle. Deputies seized four ounces of suspected Methamphetamine, three ounces of suspected Fentanyl and a large quantity of suspected Heroin in addition to $2,700.00 in cash. The total street value of the narcotics seized is approximately $18,000. The amount of suspected Fentanyl seized potentially could have contributed to thousands of overdose deaths. In addition to the loaded firearm, a replica of an M4 style rifle was located in the vehicle.
The female occupant, Jeddika Zepeda (34) of Santa Maria was arrested for conspiracy, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, under the influence of a controlled substance and knowingly bringing a controlled substance into the jail.
Pompa was ultimately arrested for conspiracy, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm with a prior felony conviction, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm, transportation for sale of narcotics, transport a controlled substance, knowingly bringing a controlled substance into the jail, and several other drug-related charges.
According to Sheriff Deputies, both Pompa and Zepeda were booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.