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Folsom detectives make arrest in narcotics sales case

Prescription drug use on Folsom campuses leads detectives to arrest
By: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter
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Folsom Police detectives made an arrest on Dec. 6 after investigating the distribution of controlled substances to individuals within the city, including minors.

Folsom Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) executed a search warrant in the 1200 block of Creekside Drive and located a significant amount of Xanax, oxycodone, cocaine, pure MDMA (molly) and marijuana as well as cash, simulated firearms, scales and sales packaging. 

Poyan Golparast, 20, of Folsom was booked in Sacramento County Jail for several narcotic-related sales charges, according to officials.

As many as two students a week, on average, are found to be under the influence of prescription medications at Folsom’s three high school campuses, according to Folsom Police School Resource Officers (SROs).

The information recently sparked a joint investigation, with the SROs and the SIU, into the distribution of prescription medications, cocaine and marijuana.

“We are seeing an uptick in controlled substance related cases including cocaine, methamphetamine and molly being stored in clear, unmarked capsules in an attempt to disguise them as vitamins or other substances,” said SIU Detective Scott Somersett. “Xanax, oxycodone, Percocet, Suboxone, methadone, Norco and Vicodin are commonly abused prescription medications.”

Folsom Police reminds everyone to be diligent with the storage and use of prescription medications as their abuse can result in significant issues, up to and including death.
Unused and unwanted medications can be disposed of in the green collection bin in the lobby of the Folsom Police Department, located at 46 Natoma Street.
For more information or questions regarding what materials are accepted, contact Property and Evidence at 916-461-6540.