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Temecula Residents Bust Up Pot Deal

Cassandra Marie Loreto, 21, Conner James Priest, 19, and Zeke Emilio Whisler, 22 -- all of Carlsbad -- were arrested about 8 p.m. Sunday.

Four people were in custody today for allegedly getting into a drug-related altercation in Temecula, during which one of the combatants used pepper spray.

Cassandra Marie Loreto, 21, Conner James Priest, 19, and Zeke Emilio Whisler, 22—all of Carlsbad—were arrested about 8 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale and conspiracy after a confrontation at Moraga and Rancho California roads, in which area residents subdued the suspects until authorities arrived.

Priest and Whisler were booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, while Loreto was booked into the Robert Presley Jail. All were being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Another suspect, John McCloskey, was arrested at the scene, but there was no record of him being booked into jail.

According to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Terry Jones, Loreto and Whisler met McCloskey and Priest to allegedly sell the pair $750 worth of marijuana.

As Loreto was weighing the contraband in the front seat of her vehicle, Priest and McCloskey attacked her, punching her in the face and dousing her with pepper spray, prompting the woman to attempt to speed away, Jones alleged.

"McCloskey was able to remove the keys from the ignition, preventing Loreto from escaping,"  the sergeant said. "Several bystanders from a nearby apartment complex were able to detain all involved parties until deputies arrived."

A search of the suspects uncovered marijuana, an air soft pistol and a large sum of cash, according to Jones.

No one was hospitalized.

Brenda January 03, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Hey I was a kid back then, who the hell knew what you were smoking right? I didnt know one look from another, or one taste from another. I do know now that the one I did try after getting my card burned the hell out of my throat all the way down to my tummy, that being the one that made me feel icky and want to paint 10 houses. I might also just be paranoid of trying the different ones, thus making me anxious or something. Will get my card again and try for sure cause I hate pain pills, hate em, hate em, and steriods, and steroid shots, OUCH!!!!!!! You just feel more sick with those.
Andy January 03, 2013 at 11:58 PM
You wouldn't tell a first-time coffee drinker to drink 3 cups, yeah? If you decide to start medicating again, take it a little slower. Too much herb with being anxious about trying it and no tolerance can make people feel that way, especially with certain strains. After a few uses, it will become just like your "morning coffee", and you will feel fully in control.
Gandhi January 05, 2013 at 06:43 AM
Sorry the link didnt work Andy, but I think I made it clear what the name of the video was that people need to watch, they can just enter it on You Tube themselves. Most people do not like clicking on links, I know I dont! Yours doesnt state the name of the movie so I would even hesitate to click on it myself.
Gandhi January 05, 2013 at 06:46 AM
Also Andy, no, brownies would not work. Brownies are typically made with regular old pot, NOT hemp oil, which is HIGHLY REFINED. To cure oneself of cancer and other diseases you are taking hemp oil about the size of a grain of rice, there is no way you can duplicate that with a brownie, watch the video.
Brenda January 05, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Hate to interrupt you guys, LOL, but dont they use pot butter to make the brownies and other treats like rice krispy squares? Its a lengthy process of getting the extract out, and then mixing it with butter?

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