Police arrest Pomona man on suspicion of selling drugs to teens

A Pomona man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of selling drugs to high school students.

Eric Culverson, 27, was a passenger in a car that was pulled over by police in the area of Orange Grove Avenue and La Verne Avenue in Pomona, according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. Claremont officers, along with members of the AB109 task force, were acting on a tip regarding a subject selling drugs to high school students.

During the traffic stop, Mr. Culverson was found to be in possession of illegal pills, police said. He was also on active probation, and out on a four-year suspended sentence for prior drug convictions.

A check of Mr. Culverson’s home revealed large quantities of Ecstasy, Xanax, marijuana and about $450 in cash, police said. Police believe Mr. Culverson was selling the pills to high school-aged children in the area.

Mr. Culverson was arrested for possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics for sale and for violating his probation terms, police said. The driver, 36-year-old Juan Rios of Pomona, was arrested for driving with a suspended license and a warrant.

Both were booked at Claremont Police Department jail. Mr. Culverson is being held on a no-bail probation hold and Mr. Rios is being held on $40,000 bail.

Both are expected to appear in Pomona Superior Court on June 15.

Matthew Bramlett

news@claremont-courier.com

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