Wanted Felon Arrested After Allegedly Selling Drugs in Front of Santa Maria Elementary School

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A felon who was wanted for selling drugs in front of an elementary school has been arrested after investigators found him hiding in a Santa Maria neighborhood, officials said Monday.

Anthony Guzman, 27, was arrested Friday just before 4 p.m. in the area of Barrington Drive and Creston Street, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Investigators had been looking for Guzman that day after he was allegedly seen selling narcotics in front of an elementary school while school was in session.

Guzman was searched and found to be in possession of approximately 61 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of heroin, digital scale, packaging and cash, officials said.

He was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on an outstanding warrant, possession of a controlled substance for sale and selling drugs within 1,000 yards of a school.

He was being held without bail due to a probation violation.


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