Woman Busted With Meth in Pismo

Written by Neil Farrell

Neil has been a journalist covering the Estero Bay Area for over 27 years. He’s won numerous journalism awards in several different categories over his career.

October 21, 2021

SLO County Sheriff’s Deputies busted another alleged drug dealer, this time in Pismo Beach.

According to a news release form Sheriff’s spokesman, Tony Cipolla, at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of S. Dolliver St., in Pismo Beach for an undisclosed vehicle code violation. A lone woman driver was in the vehicle.

“During the commission of the traffic enforcement stop,” Cipolla said, “Deputies conducted an investigation which led to a probable cause search of the vehicle. During the course of the investigation, a large amount of illegal narcotics were located inside of the vehicle.”

Cipolla said the stash included approximately 6.35 pounds of suspected methamphetamine in total, 5.1 grams of suspected heroin, 5.8 grams of suspected marijuana, 3 Suboxone strips, and multiple items of alleged illegal narcotic paraphernalia.

Deputies also located a digital scale, additional baggies, and some cash in the vehicle, Cipolla said. The estimated street value of the methamphetamine alone is approximately $30,000.

According to the Midwood Addiction Treatment website (see: www.midwoodaddictiontreatment.com/suboxone-strips) Suboxone strips are sometimes referred to as “Suboxone film,” and are a “dissolvable strip containing the opioid buprenorphine and naloxone, the active ingredients in Suboxone. The strips/films can be administered sublingually [under the tongue] or placed inside the cheek where they rapidly dissolve.”

The strips are “an opioid drug that is commonly used for the relief of withdrawal symptoms related to the use of more powerful opioids such as heroin.”
Deputies arrested Audryanna Gibbens, 41 of Pismo Beach on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale and transportation of methamphetamine for sale.

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