Crime, Fire + Courts

Three arrested on drug-related charges

By From page A4 | June 15, 2014

Drugs were the common denominator in two arrest cases the Davis Police Department completed last week, officers said Friday.

The first occurred Monday night at a residence in the 900 block of Bienville Street, where police had developed information that a resident there “was selling narcotics and possessed illegal assault weapons,” Sgt. Mike Munoz said.

Officers served a search warrant at the West Davis address and recovered numerous drugs — including heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and Molly (the powder form of Ecstasy), as well as three firearms, two of which were military-grade AK-47 and AR-15 rifles, according to Munoz.

Two residents of the house were lodged at the Yolo County Jail on multiple drug- and weapon-related charges: Joshua Sky Troost, 37, and Eleanor Ilse Lewis, 26.

On Tuesday, a monthslong investigation into alleged drug sales in Davis led to the arrest of a 31-year-old Richmond man.

Lerone Matthis was taken into custody following an 11:30 p.m. incident in downtown Davis “at which time officers witnessed a transaction of heroin,” Lt. Paul Doroshov said. Matthis also was allegedly in possession of Ecstasy and morphine pills.

He was jailed on suspicion of possessing and transporting a controlled substance for sales, as well as resisting arrest after struggling with officers who took him into custody, Doroshov said.

Both arrests cases stemmed from investigations conducted by the Police Department’s Special Assignment and Focused Enforcement (SAFE) team, which was created late last year to analyze and address crime trends in the Davis community.

Lauren Keene

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