On August 17, 2017 at about 7:14 a.m.
While patrolling the area near the McDonald’s at 1540 2nd Street, officers saw two subjects standing near the entry/exit way smoking a cigarette in violation of a municipal code. Officers made contact with both subjects for the violation and attempted to identify them. The subjects refused to provide any identifiable information and attempted to walk away. A struggle ensued with one of the subjects. Additional officers arrived and assisted in gaining control of both subjects. A search of the subjects led to the recovery of a container containing psilocybin mushrooms and prescription pills. Both subjects were taken into custody and transported to SMPD Jail.
Kellezy Reginald Cason, 26, from Los Angeles was arrested for possession of an opiate, possession of a controlled substance without prescription, and smoking within 20 feet of an entrance. Bail was set at $1,000.
Deshawn White, 26, from Los Angeles was arrested for parole violation, resisting arrest, and smoking ordinance. No bail was set.
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