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Posted on: May 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Possession of Narcotics for Sales



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Possession of Narcotics for Sales
Station Area:Ripley
Written Date:May 27, 2021Time:7:00 PM
Incident Date:May 27, 2021Time:12:00 PM
Incident Location:25000 Block of S Neighbours Blvd, Ripley
Reporting Officer:Corporal Kent Eckenrode
File Number(s):A211450029

Melissa Cebreros


On May 27th, 2021, The Colorado River Station (CRS) Special Enforcement Team (SET), The CRS Investigations Bureau, along with the Riverside County Special Investigations Bureau (East), performed a residential/business search warrant in the 25000 block of S. Neighbours Blvd, in the unincorporated area of Ripley.

Arrested at the residence was Melissa Cebreros (age 44), a resident of Ripley.

During the service of the search warrant, approximately 850 Fentanyl pills (M-30’s) with a street value of $17,000 were located along with items indictive to narcotic sales, an unregistered semi-auto pistol, an unregistered revolver, and a stolen 2015 GMC Denali. $5,448 in U.S. currency was also seized. Cebreros was arrested at the location without incident and booked into the Blythe Jail for the following charges:

  • Possession of Fentanyl for Sales
  • Child Endangerment
  • Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed
  • Possession of Unregistered Firearms

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a zero-tolerance policy for these offenses.  If you suspect illegal activity in your area, please contact your local Sheriff’s Station. In addition, The Colorado River Station Special Enforcement Team is locally dedicated to serve our farming and rural communities and willfully enforce the law to protect our citizens. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy Pfohlman or Corporal Eckenrode at the Colorado River Station by calling (760) 921-7900.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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