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Lake Elsinore deputies seize two ounces of fentanyl at hotel in Menifee

Villa and Whalin were taken into custody and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for sales of narcotics, possession of a firearm, and violation of probation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Deputy Yu at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at 951-245-3300.

The lethal dose of fentanyl is generally stated to be 2 milligrams. There are approximately 28.35 grams to an ounce.

Villa and Whalin were taken into custody and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for sales of narcotics, possession of a firearm, and violation of probation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Deputy Yu at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at 951-245-3300.

According to Sergeant Jeff Reese, both suspects were in possession of two ounces of fentanyl, one and a half ounce of methamphetamine, M30 pills, Xanax pills, a large sum of U.S. currency, a loaded firearm, and additional items common with the sales of narcotics.

The lethal dose of fentanyl is generally stated to be 2 milligrams. There are approximately 28.35 grams to an ounce.

Villa and Whalin were taken into custody and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for sales of narcotics, possession of a firearm, and violation of probation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Deputy Yu at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at 951-245-3300.

Laura Villa, 31, and Scott Whalin, 30, were taken into custody and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for sales of narcotics, possession of a firearm, and violation of probation. Photo provided by the Riverside Sheriff’s Department.

On March 2, during the course of an investigation, the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station Special Enforcement Team (SET) responded to a hotel in the 30000 block of Town Center Drive in the City of Menifee where deputies contacted Laura Villa, a 31-year-old resident of Lake Elsinore, and Scott Whalin, a 30-year-old resident of Hemet.

According to Sergeant Jeff Reese, both suspects were in possession of two ounces of fentanyl, one and a half ounce of methamphetamine, M30 pills, Xanax pills, a large sum of U.S. currency, a loaded firearm, and additional items common with the sales of narcotics.

The lethal dose of fentanyl is generally stated to be 2 milligrams. There are approximately 28.35 grams to an ounce.

Villa and Whalin were taken into custody and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for sales of narcotics, possession of a firearm, and violation of probation.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Deputy Yu at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at 951-245-3300.

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