YUCCA VALLEY— Ten people, including two juveniles and three Marines, were arrested last week after local narcotics agents busted a partygoer who sold Ecstasy to an undercover agent at a home here.

After getting a tip about possible narcotics sales at a residence on the 7100 block of Grand Avenue, officers obtained a search warrant.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, officers showed up at the residence where Andrew James Profita, 20, and his sister Christina Marie Profita, 19, both live.

The Profitas were arrested for illegal sales of Ecstasy.

At the home, officers report they made contact with 14 other people and found scales, pay sheets, over an ounce of marijuana and approximately 117 Ecstasy pills.

Officers also seized nearly $1,200 in cash, $900 of which belonged to Andrew Profita, the sheriff’s department reports.

Richard Arther Bell, 18, who police believe is responsible for the residence, was arrested for conspiracy, while four other unnamed suspects were arrested for being under the influence of narcotics.

Citations were issued to two 17-year-olds and a 14-year-old, who were later released to their parents.

The three Marines were turned over to military police.

The sheriff’s department reports the incident is not the first complaint of the drug being dispersed.

Officers have gotten reports of students at Yucca Valley High School possessing Ecstasy and selling it to other students.

According to court records, Andrew and Christina Profita pleaded not guilty to felony drug charges  Dec. 10. Bail was set at $100,000. Richard Bell pleaded not guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor drug charge. He was released Dec. 11 after posting bail.

[ BBOP Comment:  Other freedom fighters taken as prisoners of war include Corey Vincent Lombardi, Steven Lee Houser and Thomas Michael Ryan III.

Early disposition hearing set for all except Houser and Ryan at  12/21/2009 at 8:30 AM in Department M1.

Preliminary Hearing set for 12/23/2009 same department.

Houser and Ryan are set for arraignment on 02/16/2010 at 8:30 AM in Department M1A

Since “our” anonymous “troops” will be absent, please show up to support the war!

And don’t forget to join and support...]


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