Cops: Customers Waited in Church Lot for Unholy Delivery

California couple arrested for allegedly delivering drugs via drone
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2017 9:38 AM CST
People Threw Cash on a Lawn. That's Not the Weirdest Part
Ashley Carroll and Benjamin Baldassarre.   (Riverside Police Department)

"Well it's new for us, at least." Such is the pronouncement of an officer with California's Riverside Police Department following the arrest of a couple who allegedly used a drone to transport drugs to waiting customers in a church parking lot. Neighbors say once the drugs were received in the lot of East Hills Church, the customers would drive by the Chesapeake Lane home and toss money on the lawn, reports KABC. "It was constant, I'm talking 50 cars a day," a neighbor tells CBS2.

Benjamin Baldassarre, 39, and Ashley Carroll, 31, were arrested Thursday following surveillance by narcotics officers who'd been tipped off by neighbors earlier this month, reports NBC Los Angeles. Police say meth, LSD-laced candy, and powdered fentanyl were found in the house, which was also home to Baldassarre's 9-year-old daughter. "A lot of the narcotics were found spread throughout the house—a lot of it in one bedroom that this girl has access to," said the aforementioned officer. The girl is now in her mother's care.
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