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Posted on: September 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Possession of Narcotics While Armed



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Possession of Narcotics While Armed
Station Area:Blythe
Written Date:September 9, 2021Time:4:00 PM
Incident Date:September 9, 2021Time:10:22 AM
Incident Location:6th Ave and Intake Blvd, Blythe
Reporting Officer:Corporal Kent Eckenrode
File Number(s):A212520017

Luis Mejia


On September 9, 2021, at 10:22 AM, the Colorado River Station Special Enforcement Team (SET) was conducting high visibility patrol in the unincorporated area of Blythe and conducted a vehicle stop for a California Vehicle Code violation on 6th Ave. and Intake Blvd. A records check revealed the driver, Luis Mejia (29-year-old resident of Ripley), had outstanding arrest warrants. During a search incident to arrest, Mejia was found to be in possession of a loaded unregistered firearm and methamphetamine.

Mejia was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Blythe Jail for the following charges:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed
  • Possession of an Unregistered Firearm
  • Possession of a Methamphetamine
  • Driving with a Suspended License

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 serving 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 the Special Enforcement Team 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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