Homeless methamphetamine dealers arrested in sting
KSBW.com, August 19, 2014
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —Santa Cruz police officers posed as drug users looking to buy methamphetamine from street dealers.
The sting focused on three areas plagued by frequent drug dealing: Harvey West Park, the 200 block of Coral Street, and the top of Ocean Street.
According to police, one woman and five men who sold methamphetamine to the undercover officers were arrested during Friday's sting.
The suspected drug dealers were: Kathryn Gibbons, 32, arrested at Grant Street Park; Kevin Jones, 42, arrested at Harvey West Park; John Burke, 55, arrested at Harvey West Park; James Beck, 45, arrested at Harvey West Park; Paul Ensminger, 49, arrested on the 200 block of Coral Street; Anthony Rodriguez, 52, arrested on the 200 block of Coral Street.