SAN MATEO (UKTN SF) – Two people have been arrested and a search revealed drugs, money and a replica firearm following trafficking in San Mateo over the weekend, said the police.
Officers said they pulled over a Mercedes Benz with two people inside near Fashion Island Boulevard and Mariner’s Island Boulevard around 5:50 p.m. Saturday for a traffic violation. The driver was determined to be on probation and officers conducted a search.
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Police said a search of the driver yielded what they described as a “large sum of money”. His vehicle was also searched and a scale, bags and a replica of the BB pistol were found.
Officers also discovered the driver and passenger were staying at a nearby hotel and their room was searched. During the search, a second scale, Xanax pills, suspected fentanyl, and suspected methamphetamine were also discovered.
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The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office authorized the seizure of the money using property forfeiture. Police said 4.22 grams of fentanyl and 7.23 grams of methamphetamine were collected as evidence in the case.
The driver, identified as Deavon Scottgardon, 31, of Rancho Cordova, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The passenger, identified as Amanda Moore, 41, of Reno, Nevada, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics and appropriation of lost property.
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Due to COVID-19 protocols from the San Mateo County Jail, police said Scottgardon and Moore have been cited and released.