EAST COUNTY–During the month of May, Sheriff’s deputies from the Lakeside substation, with assistance from the Santee, Alpine and Ramona patrol stations and the District Attorney’s Office Narcotics Division, conducted an investigation that targeted individuals selling narcotics on social media.
After the month-long investigation, eight individuals were arrested for narcotic sales. Search warrants were executed at four separate locations in Santee, Lakeside and Spring Valley.
A total of seven adult males and a female were arrested. Arrest warrants have been issued for additional individuals identified during the investigation.
The investigation is on-going.