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Police: Homeless Lake Elsinore Man Found With Cocaine, Arrested

The man, who was already on probation, was taken to the Murrieta jail, where searchers allegedly found "drug paraphernalia concealed on his person."

Alvin Eugene Heads' booking photo released May 8, 2014 by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Alvin Eugene Heads' booking photo released May 8, 2014 by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

A probationer was arrested in Lake Elsinore Thursday for allegedly being in possession of cocaine.

Alvin Eugene Heads, 52, was stopped around 1:30 a.m. by sheriff's deputies in the area of Auto Center Drive and San Jacinto Road after he was spotted riding a bicycle without a headlight or any reflective safety gear, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

After learning Heads was on probation, the deputies searched him and discovered "an ounce of powdered cocaine," said sheriff's Sgt. David Cardoza.

Heads was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of possession of illegal drugs and probation violations. He's being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

"While being processed into the detention center, Heads had drug paraphernalia concealed on his person, and was additionally charged with bringing narcotic paraphernalia into a correctional facility," Cardoza added.

According to court records, the suspect has multiple felony convictions, mostly drug-related. He was sentenced to 36 months probation in January 2013 for illegal possession of controlled substances.


– City News Service contributed to this report.


SA May 09, 2014 at 10:29 AM
Approx. $1,500 in blow … Hmmm … Roof or Blow man that is a hard on…
Watzy Norman May 09, 2014 at 11:32 AM
What a waste of taxpayer dollars! Don't the police have something important to do like give out speeding tickets?
Ken May 11, 2014 at 08:17 PM
Your wrong about the name issue being why this nice fella turned to the wild side. It's because he found out the NAACP really doesn't provide any advancement for the brothers just stimulus to create hatred and desention.
Mindful Macey May 11, 2014 at 10:03 PM
@Watzy Norman, I hardly think cleaning up the streets of drug dealing, homeless people is wasting tax payers dollars. We like our property value and want to protect it and keep the standards high. Any drug that will cause people to steal, not good.
Phillip Evans June 02, 2014 at 05:45 PM
The poor man wasn't "too big to jail". Banks Launder Billions of Illegal Cartel Money While Snubbing Legal Marijuana Businesses http://www.huffingtonpost.com/avinash-tharoor/banks-cartel-money-laundering_b_4619464.html Cut it out. Stop contributing to the prison population for victim-less crimes!

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