Chelsea Schreiber

Prescription drugs seized, stolen car found

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Police responded to complaints about the Feb. 8 police activity via Facebook. Photo submitted by the HBPD

Police responded to complaints about the Feb. 8 police activity via Facebook. Photo submitted by the HBPD

An unidentified woman was arrested on Feb. 8 around noon in the Vons and CVS parking structure at Pier Ave and Ardmore Ave after police checking the underground parking area found a vehicle that had been previously reported stolen in Hermosa Beach. Hermosa Beach Police Sgt. Bob Higgins said that the woman who was in possession of the car was arrested for the theft of the vehicle and in the process of the arrest, officers found a large stash of prescription drugs in the trunk of the car.

“It’s not like she was a drug dealer, but there were a whole bunch of prescription drugs for personal use that were not hers,” said Higgins.

After the arrest the HBPD posted details of the incident to Facebook to publicize the ongoing problems with prescription drugs.

The car was returned to the original owner and the investigation is ongoing.