On 4-11-18, LBPD received a tip regarding possible drug sales at a residence in the 31000 block of Virginia Way. Detectives conducted surveillance, where they learned Daniel French, who is currently on probation with search and seizure conditions stemming from a prior burglary conviction, was inside the property.
I would like to live in a world where if a subject agrees to probation conditions, which include not committing any further crimes, we can take their word for it. Sadly, criminals have a tendency to lie, or should I say strategically deviate from the truth.
A probation search of the residence was conducted and a total of seven subjects were detained; however, French showed signs of a drug overdose and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Later at the hospital, a baggie of heroin fell out of his clothing as he changed into his hospital gown (I hate when that happens). French was ultimately taken into custody once he was discharged the following day.
The search of the residence revealed a cache of heroin, methamphetamine, hypodermic needles, and stolen mail from local residences. A total of six individuals were taken into custody for a veritable cornucopia of fraud and drug related charges. Who would have thought there would be a correlation between fraud and drugs?
Savannah Mendes, 22, Pacifico
Hailey Ruml, 22, Huntington Beach
Cory Weil, 25, Garden Grove
Annastacia Stevens, 27, Mission Viejo
Daniel French, 32, Laguna Niguel
Joseph Sedeno, 28, Orange
The LBPD would like to thank the tipster for their vigilance in helping safeguard our community!