By Karen Billing
With school out for summer, Carmel Valley’s Northwestern Division’s juvenile services officers have been reassigned as crime suppression officers and the new assignment resulted in several narcotics arrests in July.
According to Natalie Hone, community relations officer, officers were able to arrest six adults for narcotics, including 200 Xanax pills, heroin, marijuana and other prescription drugs.
The officers also made eight juvenile arrests in July for tobacco, curfew violations, marijuana and alcohol.
“They’re being pretty proactive and it should be showing up in crime statistics,” said Hone, noting many area burglaries are drug-related. “We’re really battling narcotics up here with that team.”