Warm Springs Drug Bust Yields Heroin, Illegal Rifle

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WARM SPRINGS, CA –  In November 2020, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station Problem Oriented Policing Team received information regarding illegal narcotic sales occurring in the unincorporated area of Lake Elsinore, county of Riverside.

On December 2, 2020, after an in-depth investigation, deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 28600 block of Haygood Way, in the unincorporated area of Lake Elsinore, county of Riverside. Approximately 85.8 grams of heroin, two stolen firearms, one California non-compliant rifle, four thousand dollars in U.S. currency, and other indicia of narcotic sales were located.

Steven Loyal Earles (49 years old), Bailey Ray Earles (23 years old), Luke Patrick MacDougall (39 years old) all residents of the city of Lake Elsinore and John Wesley Gilmore (52 years old), a resident of the city of Riverside, were arrested in connection with this investigation and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center.

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Steven Earles was booked in on the following charges: possession of heroin for sales, possession of methamphetamine for sales, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bailey Earles was booked in on the following charges: possession of marijuana for sales, possession of an illegal firearm, possession of stolen guns, and possession of a controlled substance.
Luke MacDougall was booked in for possession of a suspected methamphetamine.


John Gilmore was booked in for a warrant for driving on a suspended license.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Tran at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.

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