21-year-old female charged with intent to sell heroin in South Lake Tahoe
A 21-year-old female was arrested for possession of heroin with intent to sell last Friday.
On Oct. 7 a deputy from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department recognized the South Lake Tahoe resident in the parking lot shared by the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, county sheriff’s department, and other offices.
The deputy approached her car to speak with her about another matter, which officials could not release details on, and upon contact determined she was in possession of heroin.
Though the amount of heroin confiscated was not released, the heroin was described as “prepackaged for sale.”
She was booked for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
“Heroin is an epidemic everywhere in the United States, including South Lake Tahoe,” said Sgt. Tasha Thompson, spokesperson for El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department.
“Though SLEDNET (South Lake El Dorado Narcotic Enforcement Team) is shut down, we have our west slope investigation team and they are continuing to investigate the entire county for narcotics.”
The multi-agency drug task force on the South Shore was dissolved at the beginning of October due to staffing shortages and other priorities from participating parties, according to South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler.