SEU Synthetic Cannabinoid (K2) Search Warrant and Arrests 01 Sept 2017 300 blk. Beaver St.

On September 1, 2017 (Fri.) Officers assigned to the police bureau’s Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU) served a drug related search warrant at 319 Beaver St.  Acting on several neighborhood complaints as well as patrol officer and Lancaster Safety Coalition observations, SEU officers learned that the residents of 319 Beaver St. were selling a large volume of synthetic cannabinoids to numerous customers throughout the day and evening.  Utilizing several investigative techniques officers obtained a search warrant for the problem address.

Upon service of the search warrant, Riddlebarger was found actively engaged in the weighing and packaging of synthetic cannabinoids.  He was immediately arrested.  Also present in the house was a fourteen-year-old male and a three-year-old female.  The fourteen-year-old is the son of suspect Anubis Camuy-Aviles and the three year old is her granddaughter.  Officers secured the home and allowed Camuy-Aviles to leave the home with the children.  A search of the home yielded the aforementioned evidence.  Synthetic cannabinoids were located in a bedroom shared by Riddlebarger and Camuy-Aviles.  The fifty-seven bags of synthetic cannabinoids was located a bedroom occupied by Cruz.

After being booked at the police station Riddlebarger became increasingly unstable, violently pounding on the cell door, jumping up and down on the metal bed and screaming loudly.  CSA Jon Leon confronted Riddlebarger about his actions to which Riddlebarger responded by threatening to kill CSA Leon and his entire family.  Riddlebarger was taken to Lancaster County Prison for arraignment.

Camuy-Aviles and her daughter, Karina Cruz, were taken into custody in the lobby of the police station.  After placing the children with family members, Camuy-Aviles and Cruz came into the police station to retrieve belongings seized during the search warrant.  Both were promptly arrested.  After being processed both were taken to the Lancaster County Prison for arraignment.

Over the course of several weeks police officers, ambulance crews and medical staff have been inundated with numerous synthetic cannabinoids (commonly referred to as K-2) overdoses.  The strain placed on responding emergency service crews and the demands placed on medical staff at area hospitals cannot be overstated.  Synthetic cannabinoids are an illegal narcotic and highly addictive which causes users to react in unstable ways that range from violent behavior to becoming nearly comatose.  Synthetic cannabinoids are dangerous to users and the community alike.

SUSPECTS ARRESTED:   RIDDLEBARGER, Caleb Michael W/M/25

                                                Resident, 300 blk. Beaver St. Lancaster PA  (Originally from Florida)

                                                Charged With- Possession with Intent to Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoids;

                                                Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Possession of Electronic Incapacitation

                                                Device; Terroristic Threats; Criminal Conspiracy to commit PWID

                                                Committed to LCP in lieu of $250,000 bail

                                               

                                                CAMUY-AVILES, Anubis H/M/44  (Originally from Florida)

                                                Resident, 300 blk. Beaver St. Lancaster PA

                                                Charged With- Possession with Intent to Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoids;

                                                Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Criminal Conspiracy to Commit PWID

                                                Committed to LCP in lieu of $100,000 bail

                                                

                                                CRUZ, Karina H/M/21

                                                Resident, 300 blk. Beaver St. Lancaster PA

                                                Charged With- Possession with Intent to Deliver Synthetic Cannabinoids;

                                                Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

                                                Bail set at $15,000, posted by bond.

                                                

EVIDENCE SEIZED:           1)  150g bulk synthetic cannabinoids, estimated street value $1,125.00

                                                2)  Nineteen (19) packs of synthetic cannabinoids ranging between 3.5g

                                                     and 20g sizes, estimated street value $933.75

                                                3)  Fifty-seven (57) pink zip lock baggies of synthetic cannabinoids,

                                                     estimated street value $300.00

                                                4)  Thirteen (13) cylindrical vials of synthetic cannabinoids, estimated

                                                      street value $80.00

                                                5)  Sixty (60) square vials of synthetic cannabinoids, estimated street

                                                      value $270.00

                                                6)  Seven (7) corner tie baggies of synthetic marijuana, estimated street

                                                      value $25.00

                                                7)  Electronic Incapacitation Device (Stun Gun)

                                                8)  Digital scale

                                                9)  Packaging material (empty zip lock bags, cylinders and vials)

                                                10)  $699.00 in currency, asset seizure

                                                 11) Realistic looking pellet gun

****The Bureau of Police is respectfully requesting that the media limit what is published to that which is on this news release and should the media become aware of any additional information, particularly the names of any witnesses or Lancaster residents in this case, it is requested that they refrain from publishing that information so as not to jeopardize the safety of anyone nor this ongoing investigation.****

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