Isla Vista, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Paso Robles man for possession of cocaine for sale this past weekend. On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at approximately 3:00 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies and UCSB police officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station were at a residence in the 6600-block of Sueno Road in Isla Vista for follow-up to the earlier report of gunshots fired in the area. While they were searching the area for witnesses and evidence, deputies noticed three subjects sitting in a parked vehicle with cocaine in plain view on the dashboard.
Deputies contacted the passengers and found 19-year-old Cesar Antonio Cerda Jr. of Paso Robles in possession of cocaine that was packaged for sales. Cerda was arrested for sell/transportation of cocaine(felony), and transported to the Main Jail where he was booked and later released on a citation pursuant to the local court extension of Emergency Rule 4.