Livermore Teens Charged With Dealing Heroin and Marijuana

Prosecutors charged three Livermore teens Monday with dealing heroin and marijuana from a residence on Seventh Street, according to a press release from the Livermore Police Department. 

Livermore police arrested the trio, all males, ages 16, 17 and 18, on Nov. 27 after allegedly seeing the 16-year-old sell heroin to two people in a parked car outside of 2347 Seventh Street. 

Livermore police report that the residence had been a known drug house and had been the site of other drug-related arrests. 

Here is the full press release from the Livermore Police Department: 

On November 27, 2013, officers from the Livermore Police Department’s Special Operations Unit were conducting surveillance in preparation for the service of a search warrant for the residence and occupants of 2347 Seventh Street, Livermore.  During the surveillance, officers witnessed a resident of 2347 Seventh Street (male juvenile age 16 years) exit the residence and sell heroin to two individuals inside a vehicle parked in front of the house.  Officers immediately served the search warrant and detained all involved individuals.

 As a result of the search warrant, officers recovered heroin, marijuana and evidence of drug sales.  LPD officers arrested two male juveniles and Jonathan Urdahl (all Livermore residents) for the above listed charges.  The two juveniles were booked into Juvenile Hall and Jonathan Urdahl was booked into the Santa Rita County Jail.  On December 2, 2013, officers presented the case to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.  The District Attorney filed the following charges: 11379 H&S – Transportation of a Narcotic (Heroin), 11352 H&S – Sale of a Narcotic (Heroin), 11350 H&S – Possession of a Narcotic (Heroin), 11359 H&S – Possession of Marijuana for Sale.

 The residents at 2347 Seventh Street have caused an extreme reduction in the quality of life for the immediate neighbors and those living in the area. The residence has generated over a dozen calls for service which include arrests for sales of drugs, possession of marijuana and heroin, weapons violations, and gang related incidents.  Livermore PD has a zero tolerance for habitual criminal activity and will continue focused enforcement on habitual offenders.

Such Troll December 04, 2013 at 05:55 PM
All jokes aside, this is disturbing. 16 years old selling heroin? Not to long ago ( okay maybe its been awhile ) I was 16 and the only thing kids back then were worried about was chasing the girls and finding beer. What kind of Livermore are we living in now. Shootings, kids with heroin, mexican gang members robbing banks, too bad Pleasanton is so expensive.
Autumn Johnson (Troll) December 04, 2013 at 06:59 PM
I blame modern day music. In the past, it was the musicians doing all the heroin and making beautiful music. Now, the musicians are making awful music, and the youth is slamming "H" like it's recreational!
kris smith December 04, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Where do kids this young get this stuff? Hope the dealer that sells or gives them this crap is caught. Drugs are everywhere to cat in the hat. Pleasanton teens were just arrested under the influence of LSD, and both high schools,Foothill and Amador are well known for high drug activity.
Such Troll December 04, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Good point Troll, I blame Too Pack and Snoop doge doge for their involvement in the way kids are behaving. Obama needs to start paying attention to what his rapper friends are putting out in the streets. The only thing that has really "CHANGED" is the crime rate. We need a president not a "friendsident"
Such Troll December 04, 2013 at 07:23 PM
I see what you are saying kris, kids will experiment with drugs and it's always been that way, however, 16 year olds selling heroin is not common. Pleasanton has far fewer gang related incidents then Livermore and it growing at a alarming rate.
Sean December 05, 2013 at 11:16 AM
You all live in a fantasy world if you think this is something new. Drugs in Livermore AND Pleasanton have always been easy to find. It ain't the music, it's bad parenting and a simple case of supply and demand. Pleasanton has a less transparent police department than Livermore and that's why it appears it's all big smiles and white picket fences in P-Town.
livmorsanemom December 05, 2013 at 12:56 PM
The use of prescription drugs is what gets kids hooked. Heroin and marijuana become cheaper and easier to get once they are hooked. In the last year I can't tell you how many kids I know who've become addicted and it started with a sports injury or health problem. Addicts aren't always the result of bad parenting. Young teenagers dealing drugs can be a parental issue but nowadays parents hands are more tied than ever as the "rights" of their children prevent parents from taking step to correct the problem.
Sean December 05, 2013 at 05:12 PM
If those kids are popping pills then how is that you are noticing it and not their parents? If i was dealing drugs and my parents knew, they'd pound me into next year.
livmorsanemom December 05, 2013 at 05:36 PM
I didn't say I noticed it and their parents didn't. The problems start with legitimate prescriptions for pain pills that the parents know of because of health problems or sports injuries their kids have. Once the kids take the pills that's when the problems start. They're hooked and then it's the death spiral into purchasing drugs on the street. Prescription drugs on the street are expensive and heroin is cheaper so that's the next step. Yes the kids lie to their parents but maybe you were the perfect kid and never did. The teens think they can handle it and the problem gets away from them really quickly. Remember being a teen and thinking you knew everything and could handle everything and your parents were stupid. Drug addiction makes sane people insane and makes them do things they would never do if they weren't addicted. Not an excuse just their reality.
livmorsanemom December 05, 2013 at 06:04 PM
As far as dealers go that's a problem that more experienced educated people than I haven't figured out yet. What I do know is that heroin today is cheap and plentiful. It's a huge problem that entire communities in the US are facing. Kids aren't shooting it up at first they're smoking it - all the tools are easily accessible. How many smoke shops are there in Livermore? All that pot paraphernalia is being used to smoke heroin as well as pot. When I was 16 I was busy with dances and school and hanging out but we all knew who we could "connect" with to get some pot. We didn't call him a dealer but he was. Well that "connection" today can get pot or pills or heroin and he or she is 14 or 15 or 16. A friend's freshman child at GHS was the "connection"; getting it from a family friend's older child. You ever hang out with your older siblings and their friends? Ever try to impress an older sibling or friend or get pressured by them to do something you shouldn't have? Your parents pound you for that? Stupid decisions that parents do all they can to prevent but aren't always successful at. Look at the "Just Say No" program - it may have made a dent in drug use but it didn't stop it. We've got to keep trying working together and stop blaming - look for the solution don't point the finger!
Sean December 06, 2013 at 11:13 AM
I had a LOT of friends get into heroin in the mid 90's and they didn't have to leave the Valley to get it. While I'm sure there are some who start with precsription drugs then "graduate" to heroin, that wasn't the case for anyone I knew. Pills were too expensive and H was pretty easy to find. The "solution" to drug use is to accept it and in some cases decriminalize it. "Just Say No" is a joke. It tells kids drugs are bad but they see adults doing them (alchohol and pot in moderation) and see no negative effects if used responsibily. As a country we need to re-examine our stance on drugs that are classified as "bad". Mankind has always looked for ways to alter his/her conscience- that will never stop and trying to demonize something people want usually backfires. People deal drugs for money not for fame. Sure they get popular but money is the major motivation. I experienced plenty of peer pressure as a kid but I didn't resort to selling pot to impress my friends. I did do some stupid stuff and yes I did get spanked and grounded quite a few times. Luckily, by the time I was 16 i knew better and my parents were involved in my day to day activities as well as my schooling (GHS too btw). Is there more than one smoke shop in Livermore? I didn't know that but regardless, I'm not going to blame a store for people smoking drugs anymore than I would blame a gun shop for shooting someone.
Becky December 08, 2013 at 12:06 PM
That house is for sale right now. The value probably just went up with that family gone. I agree with Sean, that the drug problem isn't new, and that Pleasanton is just as bad as Livermore, but their police department isn't as transparent. Livermore just started up their special operations unit, so now they're making arrests whereas before this stuff just went on under our noses, and never got in the press. We had a neighbor like this- selling drugs to people in cars right in front of their house. Everybody reported him to the police, but they never did anything about it. I'm encouraged that they caught this kid red-handed.
Jim December 11, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Did arresting them and the house being up for sale have anything with the new ordinance livermore just put into effect?
Becky December 11, 2013 at 09:39 PM
I was wondering that too.
Such Troll December 12, 2013 at 07:15 PM
What ordinance are we talking about J I M?
Becky December 12, 2013 at 08:11 PM
The Contra Costa Times has a good article on this. "Livermore Cracks Down on Landlords . . . " The city can use the ordinance to take action against alleged drug houses that have had too many calls to police. That can include fines, evicting the tenant, or closing down the property. It's meant to give the city more power to clean up known drug houses where the landlord wont or can't take action on his own.
Jim December 12, 2013 at 08:23 PM
What Becky said looks right. There was an article about a drug house where people were arrested in spring town (I think) and the mayor was talking about it on here somewhere. I don't know exactly but it can be found.


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