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Meth, Guns, Pills, Pot Seized from Aptos Home

An Aptos man and woman were arrested late Monday for possession of a heap of illegal materials.

Santa Cruz County Jail has become a regular stomping grounds for Aptos resident Shannon Herzberg in 2012, and on Dec. 10 she made her third visit there in the last four months.

At 9:21 p.m. Monday night, Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant on Herzberg's residence at 222 Santa Cruz Ave. in Aptos and recovered guns and drugs aplenty.

"The search resulted in seizure of narcotics possessed with the intent to sell (including methamphetamine, prescription pills and marijuana), seizure of 10 rifles and 4 shotguns," Sheriff's Sgt. Pat Dimick said.

Along with Herzberg, 31, Andreas Ginghofer was also arrested at the residence. Dimick said that both Herzberg and Ginghofer live at the location of the seizure.

The charges against the gun-toting duo include possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm while under in the influence of a controlled substance.

MugShotWorld.com shows that Herzberg was arrested on Aug. 15 for possession of a controlled substance for sale and theft. She was again taken into custody on Nov. 20 for possession of unlawful paraphernalia and illegal possession of ammunition.

Greer A Barnes December 11, 2012 at 10:39 PM
What's up with our county's record of prosecuting drug charges?? She was arrested in August and then again in November and yet she is still out selling?? Drugs are the cause of most crime, especially meth it turns people into completely useless human beings.
Jacob Bourne December 11, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Greer, I asked a similar question to Sgt. Dimick — why was she not already in jail. Understandably he didn't have a good answer, the court is in charge of those things, not the Sheriff's Office. But it's a valid question nonetheless.
Shannon Herzberg March 14, 2013 at 09:10 AM
oh and fyi not only was the charges dropped but the officer involved is under investigation and discredited in court... transferred for his illegal behavoir in another county... "dirty cop"
Mirna Alfonso March 14, 2013 at 09:54 PM
Shannon, can you email me with info on that cop so that I can look into it? mirna.alfonso@patch.com

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