At approximately 5 p.m. November 1, Sheriff’s South County Narcotics Unit detectives arrested an Isla Vista resident on drug related charges. 23-year-old Jacob Loureiro was taken into custody following a search warrant served at his apartment located in the 6500 block of Seville Road. Louriero had been under investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit for the past several weeks.
During a search of the apartment, detectives located evidence establishing that Loureiro was selling several types of prescription medications. Although Loureiro was prescribed some of the medications, the investigation revealed that he was selling the pills to residents in the Isla Vista community. Evidence was also located, indicating that Loureiro was selling marijuana. In addition to the prescription narcotics and marijuana located, Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives found that Loureiro was in possession of a shotgun, a handgun, a law enforcement style collapsible baton, and brass knuckles.
Although the shotgun and handgun were lawfully possessed, a request will be made with the District Attorney’s Office to review this case for additional weapons violations based on Loureiro being in possession of a combination of narcotics for sale and firearms.
Loureiro was arrested and booked for violations of possession for sales of a controlled substance, possession for sales of marijuana, and possession of a deadly weapon. Loureiro’s bail was set at $30,000.