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Costa Mesa Police Department
Thursday March 6th, 2014 :: 08:48 a.m. PST
Advisory

Subject arrested in connection with on-going investigation of children becoming ill after eating marijuana laced brownies

In March and April of 2013, Costa Mesa Police and Fire personnel responded to incidents of school children becoming ill at Pomona Elementary and Tewinkle Intermediate Schools. In each incident, students at the schools reported becoming nauseous and ill after eating brownies shared with them by another student. The brownies were believed to be laced-infused with marijuana and/or marijuana derivatives. Two separate students, one at each incident, were arrested after being determined to have brought the brownies to school.

Costa Mesa Police Detective personnel initiated investigations into both incidents, obtaining information from students involved in these incidents. On January 18, 2014, Costa Mesa Police investigated a separate incident, which did not occur on a school campus, involving two students from Newport Harbor High School, one of whom became ill after reportedly purchasing and consuming marijuana laced brownies. The parents of the student that became ill contacted police after their child told them about eating the brownie. Juvenile Crime detectives conducting additional investigation contacted both students, both in their mid-teens, learning that they had purchased marijuana laced brownies and Pop Tarts from an adult male known only to them by the alias “Clever.” Detectives learned that this subject had apparently distributed “business cards” with a contact phone number, telling students to give them to their friends. Information obtained also included the “Clever” drove a black Honda Accord.

The Costa Mesa Police Special Investigations Unit, which handles narcotic and controlled substance related cases, initiated an investigation to identify and locate the subject known as “Clever.” This subject was identified as Isaac Greer, age 33, a Costa Mesa resident. Over the past two months, detectives focused on Greer’s activities, which included his being seen driving a black Honda Accord and meeting with minors for suspected drug transactions. In one instance, detectives stopped and contacted a minor after a meeting with Greer, finding a quantity of marijuana had been purchased by the minor.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for Greer’s vehicle, a storage location in Huntington Beach he was found to utilize, and a Costa Mesa motel room he was residing in. Armed with this warrant, detectives contacted and detained Greer when he stopped in a parking lot at the intersection of Newport Blvd. and Santa Isabel Ave. Upon the service of the search warrant on Greer, his vehicle and the locations specified, detectives located and seized evidence including:

 Approximately 50 pounds of marijuana
 Boxes of brownie cake mix
 Numerous “business cards” identical to those obtained from students previously
 Scales for weighing marijuana
 Vacuum packing equipment and bags

Greer was arrested and booked at the Costa Mesa Police Jail for:

Possession for sale of Marijuana,
Transportation of Marijuana,
Sales of a controlled substance to a minor between the ages of 14-18,
Child Endangerment, and
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

Greer was later transported to the Orange County Jail. His bail was set at $500,000.

Subsequent to his arrest, Greer denied any involvement with the above incidents. He additionally described himself as a self-admitted gang member, but did not elaborate further as to what gang he alleges to be affiliated with. Special Investigations Unit-Gang investigators are further examining any connection Greer may have to gangs in the area.

Costa Mesa Police Detective personnel are continuing to investigate to determine whether Greer was involved with the two initial incidents in 2013, as being a possible source for the marijuana laced edibles consumed by children at Pomona and Tewinkle Schools. Given the on-going nature of the investigation, no photograph of Greer is being released.

Address/Location
Costa Mesa Police Department
99 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-754-5252

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