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21 people arrested after 10-month drug probe surrounding Lakeside park

San Diego Sheriff
Posted at 3:51 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 18:56:25-05

LAKESIDE, Calif. (KGTV) — Twenty-one people were arrested Thursday as part of a 10-month investigation surrounding reported drug sales at a Lakeside park.

Search warrants were served early Thursday at locations in Lakeside and El Cajon over the sale of methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl at Lindo Lake Park, the San Diego Sheriff's Department said in a release.

The park is flanked by a library, skate park, community center, teen center, and is located near Lindo Park Elementary School and Tierra Del Sol Middle School.

"This operation was conducted in order to keep our parks and recreational areas safe for children, their families and the entire community to enjoy," SDSO said in a release.

Authorities arrested 21 people, who now face state and federal charges ranging from narcotics offenses to outstanding warrants, SDSO added.

During the arrests, meth and weapons were found and confiscated.

Investigative personnel with the San Diego District Attorney's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office also worked with deputies on the narcotics probe.