Two Dozen Students Arrested in Undercover Campus Drug Sting

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Two dozen students were arrested Thursday at Perris and Paloma Valley High Schools in connection with an undercover operation involving the sales of illicit drugs on campus.


Serina Ramirez, 18, and Erick De La Cruz, 19, were among nearly two dozen students arrested in high school in drug stings. (Credit: Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept.)

Deputies posing as students seized various illegal narcotics; including marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, hashish, and various types of prescription pills, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

During the investigation, deputies identified a total of 23 juvenile students and two adult students who were allegedly involved in the illegal drug sales, sheriff’s officials said.

The underage students were arrested Thursday and taken to Juvenile Hall for booked for the outstanding warrants.

The two adult students, Serina Ramirez, 18, and Erick De La Cruz, 19, were transported to the Southwest Detention Center for booking.