Murrieta police arrest man suspected of selling drugs near Temecula’s Great Oak High School

Evan Brooks was arrested during a probation check by Murrieta police officers after they discovered narcotics and narcotics-related paraphernalia inside his Peach Tree Street home on Wednesday, Jan. 10, officials say. Courtesy photo.

A 24-year-old Temecula man was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 10, after Murrieta officers went to his home and discovered drugs and a handgun, police say.

Evan Mason Brooks was arrested at his Peach Tree Street home, located just behind Great Oak High School, after Murrieta police went there for a probation check, according to a department news release.

Inside the home, the officers found the narcotics, paraphernalia, a handgun and ammunition. The handgun did not belong to Brooks, officials said.

Authorities allege that Brooks became “extremely belligerent” and made threats toward the officers.

Brooks was booked into the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in French Valley on suspicion of possessing narcotics for sales, narcotic sales within 1,000 feet of a school, possessing a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm, possessing a loaded firearm while under the influence, concealing an unregistered firearm and terrorist threats, among other counts. He remained booked Friday morning with bail set at $50,000.



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