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Drug Bust


December 7, 2012

BLYTHE, Calif On Thursday, December 6 at 4:05 in the afternoon, members of Blythe Narcotic Enforcement Team (BNET) and Blythe Probation Office conducted a probation search on the residence of Steven Vandiver, age 41 in the 1300 block area of San Gorgonio St. They found Vandiver outside and when they attempted to do a probation search, he fled. During the ensuing chase, officers witnessed him attempting to discard a baggie he removed from his pants pocket.

Vandiver was caught and arrested after a short foot pursuit. The baggie Vandiver discarded contained approximately one quarter of an ounce of suspected methamphetamine. Vandiver was booked into the Blythe Jail for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales, Resisting Arrest, and Violation of Probation.

BNET is a multi-agency narcotic task force participated in by law enforcement agencies in the Blythe-Palo Verde Valley area. BNET's primary mission is to disrupt narcotic sales and diminish the availability of those drugs, thereby increasing public safety.

Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity or information that could lead into the arrest of subjects involved with any criminal activity. Please call the Colorado River Station at (760) 921-7900 or Blythe Police Department at (760) 922-6111.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


BNET is a multi-agency narcotic task force participated in by law enforcement agencies in the Blythe, Palo Verde Valley area. BNET's primary mission is to disrupt narcotic sales and diminish the availability of those drugs, thereby increasing public safety. Citizens are encouraged to report drug activity or information that could lead into the arrest of subjects involved with any criminal activity. Call the Colorado River Station at 760-921-7900 or the Blythe Police Department at 760-922-6111.



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