Shots fired during Lake Elsinore homeless outreach leads to drug dealers being busted

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LAKE ELSINORE, CA – As a Lake Elsinor based outreach team was conducting a homeless outreach operation, shots were fired nearby, leading those officers to a couple dealing drugs in the neighbhorhood.

According to the Lake Elsinore sheriff’s station, On 01/06/2021, the POP Team (County, Wildomar, and Lake Elsinore) was busy. In the morning there was a homeless outreach program where 24 subjects were contacted, 4 arrests, and three people requested assistance in getting drug counseling and off the street.

In the afternoon, they responded to a shots fired call in the 12000 block of Bosley, Temescal Valley. No one was located but a search warrant of the residence revealed an indoor marijuana grow with over 300 plants.

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In the evening, POP conducted a probation search in the 33000 block of Orange, City of Wildomar located Alyssa McNevin, age 29, a resident of Wildomar, a previously convicted felon, was in possession of a loaded firearm, methamphetamine for sales, heroin, pills, and a large sum of U.S. currency. While at the location, deputies contacted Ruppel Thomas, age 40, a resident of the city of Wildomar, a previously convicted felon who was in possession of a loaded firearm, methamphetamine and heroin. Both Alyssa McNevin and Ruppel Thomas were transported to Cois Byrd


Detention Center. Alyssa McNevin was booked into custody on the charges of narcotic sales, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and convicted felon in possession of ammunition. Ruppel Thomas was booked on the charges of convicted felon in possession of a firearm, convicted felon in possession of ammunition, possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin.

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