DOWNEY — The first undercover narcotics investigation of Downey high schools resulted last week in the arrests of 17 students and five adults.
Five students from Downey High, nine from Warren High and three from Columbus High, a continuation school, were arrested Monday on campus and later released to their parents, said Sgt. Rick Nathan.
The adults were arrested after police searched their Downey residences Sunday and Monday morning. They were accused of selling small amounts of cocaine, marijuana, phencyclidine (PCP), and methamphetamine to a woman undercover agent posing as a student.
Downey officers served warrants on Edward Snodgrass, 37; Rosanne Barquera, 21; Mary Lou Magallanes, 18; Jesse DeLeon, 22, and John Juarez, 21.