Lancaster woman, son accused of selling drugs near school
A 70-year-old Lancaster woman and her adult son were arrested on drug-related charges Wednesday after a search warrant of their home turned up a cache of narcotics and assorted prescription drugs, authorities said. A teenage girl was also arrested at the residence on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
According to a statement from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, the home in the 3200 block of West Avenue L-8 was located opposite an elementary school and had been the source of several complaints regarding drug sales in the area.
On searching the property , sheriff’s investigators said they found methamphetamine, tar heroin and several bottles of assorted prescription drugs. Authorities said the property was equipped with a sophisticated surveillance system, which included cameras linked to several laptop computers that were placed in different rooms inside the home.
The girl, age 17, was released to the custody of a parent, authorities said.
--Ann M. Simmons in Santa Clarita
Photo: Evidence seized from home. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.