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Meth Ring Run at Mission Bay Summer Camp: DA
NBC San Diego ^ | Friday, Jun 7, 2013 | R. Stickney and Rory Devine

Posted on 06/08/2013 4:14:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Southern California beach business that hosts a popular kids’ summer camp was the distribution center for a local methamphetamine ring moving large quantities of drugs officials alleged Friday.

The Mission Bay Sports Center and its owner Jason Boone were the targets of a year-long drug investigation titled “Operation Boone’s Farm.”

Investigators announced arrests in the case Friday accusing Boone and eight others of using the business, known to many San Diegans as a place to rent water equipment or take lessons, as a drop location for drug suppliers and buyers.

"It was a sophisticated use of the lockers at the Mission Bay SportCenter where the drug couriers were able to access those lockers and use them as a dead drop," said prosecutor Jorge del Portillo. "Meaning they would drop in money or pick up methamphetamine from those lockers."

Boone (pictured below right) pleaded not guilty to 15 counts including transportation, sale, and possession for sale of methamphetamine.

San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced the arrest describing the 40-year-old business owner as a leader in the drug ring. “The defendants in this case brazenly centered their drug-dealing operation out of a popular Mission Bay business where kids attended summer camp,” Dumanis said.

Law enforcement officials served a search warrant Thursday at the Santa Clara Place business.

About five pounds of methamphetamine along with heroin, marijuana and prescription pills were removed from the building officials said. They also found $48,000 in cash a bullet proof vest and a loaded .22 handgun. Nine people have been charged in the case. Seven have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Officials also arrested Vincente Garcia, 41; Jacquelin Miller, 32; Joe Bean, 52; Michael Gifford, 41; Janelle Shryock, 21 and Tamara Delar, 20.

Seven of the defendants will be arraigned in court Friday. More are expected to be arraigned on Monday. If convicted of the charges, their prison sentences range from 16 months to 10 years.

A DEA spokesperson said the investigation also involved San Diego police, San Diego County sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Border Patrol agents.

During the warrant search, officials also found a firecracker and called out the San Diego Fire-Rescue bomb experts to handle.

The center offers summer camps, boat and water sport rentals and lessons ranging from standup paddleboarding to surfing or sailing.

On Friday, it was business as usual at the sports rental facility with customers renting equipment.

“Decisions people make do not affect us here. We were not involved,” said one staff member.

Employees told NBC 7 San Diego the summer camp will go on as scheduled Monday.


TOPICS: Education; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: breakingbad

1 posted on 06/08/2013 4:14:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: martin_fierro

Wait, did you tell me you went to camp Tweak-a-hama one summer?


2 posted on 06/08/2013 4:15:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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"During the warrant search, officials also found a firecracker and called out the San Diego Fire-Rescue bomb experts to handle."

Seriously, a firecracker?

3 posted on 06/08/2013 4:23:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: nickcarraway
I though meth was only for knuckle-dragging hicks in flyover country
4 posted on 06/08/2013 4:26:48 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: nickcarraway

Life sentence.


5 posted on 06/08/2013 4:30:05 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: nickcarraway
"officials also found a firecracker and called out the San Diego Fire-Rescue bomb experts to handle....

(side note) I learned in another thread that when your excerpt is from the end of an sentence you add a 4th period and make it bold.

M-80s were often bought in Mexico when I lived there. They are dangerous but knowing the media today it was probably a party popper.

6 posted on 06/08/2013 4:32:23 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: carriage_hill

I caught as well...I am assuming the reporter is a moron and the “firecracker” was probably a large type fireworks device and didn’t know the difference..

I can only imagine how pissed the bomb experts would be having been called out for a black cat firecracker. ...LOL..


7 posted on 06/08/2013 4:50:36 PM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Popman
Or a package of "Lady Fingers". LOL.


8 posted on 06/08/2013 5:01:03 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

Hey now it was a “Lady Finger”, those can be deadly.


9 posted on 06/08/2013 5:01:30 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: carriage_hill

Crap. You beat me to the Lady finger thing. But I failed to read the comments. Alas.


10 posted on 06/08/2013 5:03:31 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: beef

Reading a book about WW2.
Apparently amphetamines were pretty commonly used by the US forces when extended battle conditions warranted it.


11 posted on 06/08/2013 5:06:40 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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12 posted on 06/08/2013 5:23:08 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
I've seen the damage those LFs can do, even though they're small, compared to Black Cats, M-80s & Cherry Bombs:

(Not my hand...)

13 posted on 06/08/2013 5:26:58 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Popman

I wonder if they called out the ATF to handle the loaded .22 handgun? Did you read the comments at the article? Hilarious.


14 posted on 06/08/2013 5:34:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

If a LadyFinger did that something was wrong with that batch.


15 posted on 06/08/2013 5:41:11 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: nickcarraway

Paging Gus Fring.


16 posted on 06/08/2013 5:43:30 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: carriage_hill

Probably an M-80 or a pipebomb. Either way, it is considered a destructive device under CA and Federal law.


17 posted on 06/08/2013 6:00:11 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: nascarnation

Wikipedia says even 40% of Gulf War 1 bomber pilots used it.


18 posted on 06/08/2013 6:04:55 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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