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Posted on: December 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Narcotic Sales and Weapons Arrest

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Bryan Whitley

File # A223490022


Roshawn Antione Vaughn

On Thursday, December 15, 2022, deputies from the Colorado River Station-Special Enforcement Team conducted a probation search in the 24500 block of School Road in the unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Ripley. During the search, deputies located and seized two sawed-off shotguns, a stolen semi-automatic Ruger .380 pistol, 250 blue “M-30” pills (suspected Fentanyl), and several boxes of ammunition. Roshawn Antione Vaughn, a 27-year-old resident of Ripley, was arrested for the following charges:

  • Possession of Fentanyl with intent to sell
  • Possession of narcotics while armed
  • Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Possession of a short-barreled shotgun
  • Child endangerment

Vaughn was transported and booked at the Blythe Jail.

This investigation is on-going. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Ritchie of the Colorado River Station by calling 760-921-7900.

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