Two young men are sitting in the Riverside County jail after allegedly packaging their dope for sale on the stairwell of a Riverside parking garage used by, among others, California Alcoholic Beverage Control agents.
"We saw them as we were coming in to start our shift," said Steven Combre, ABC agent and vice president of the California Association of State Investigators (CASI). CASI is an affiliate of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA). "They were hiding in a stairwell and we thought they might be car burglars. As we approached them at the stairwell we caught them in the middle of packaging marijuana for sales."
The agents arrested Michael Hornsby, 23 and Joshua Burns, 20, both of Riverside on May 3. Both suspects remain in jail. Their next court appointment is May 20.
"The ABC agents who spotted the suspects acted on their gut feelings and suspicions and took action," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "Who knows what would have happened if someone else encountered the pair? And how many people walked in their vicinity without giving them a second thought?"
Hornsby's bail is set at $60,000. Burns bail is set at $20,000.