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ECPD Arrests Woman With Drugs

El Centro Police Officers on foot patrol in downtown El Centro arrested a woman for drug possession.

On Friday , May 1 , 2015 , at about 11:00 p.m. , Officers Jeffrey Brown and Francisco Munoz were patrolling on foot in the area of 5th Street and State Street. The officers were in the area because of reports of vandalism and other calls in the area. As the walked through the area , they located several people in the south alley of 500 West Olive. Officers spoke with 35-yerar old Marlina Castillo , of El Centro , who was with the group. It was learned that she was on probation for a drug related offense. Castillo gave officers permission to search her person and during that search seven individually wrapped packages of methamphetamine were found. The meth weighed a total of about 6 grams. Officers also located a sheet that detailed drug transactions. Castillo was booked into Imperial County Jail and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine for sale.