A Menifee man and two others were arrested on drug charges Friday, Aug. 15 following the search warrant of a residence in Menifee, police said.
Arthur Pritchard, 47, was arrested for manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and being a felon in possession of ammunition.
Deputies assigned to the Menifee Police Department Special Enforcement Team served the narcotics-related search warrant at a residence on the 23400 block of Casa Bonita Avenue. During their search of the residence, deputies located multiple subjects who were under the influence of a controlled substance and also in possession of methamphetamine and narcotic paraphernalia.
In addition, Pritchard was found to be in possession of a firearm and ammunition he is prohibited from possessing. Further investigation revealed he was also operating a "Honey Oil Lab", as he was actively extracting concentrated cannabis.
Two others were also arrested and booked at the Southwest Detention Center for for possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. They are Michael Fairfax, 34, of Murrieta and Patrick Sanders, 50, of Palm Desert.
Anyone with any additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Denham at the Menifee Police Department at 951-210-1000.