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UCSB Student Accused of Selling Cocaine in Isla Vista

A 20-year-old woman is arrested after a two-week investigation

Alvanna Oliphant
Alvanna Oliphant

Narcotics detectives with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a UCSB student after a two-week investigation into cocaine sales in Isla Vista.

Based on their investigation, detectives contacted Alvanna Oliphant, 20, in the 6500 block of Trigo Road in Isla Vista about 11:30 a.m. May 13.

A short time later, detectives served a search warrant at her residence in the 6500 block of El Colegio Road.

The search of the apartment uncovered more than a quarter-ounce of cocaine packaged for sales, a scale, packaging materials and other items indicative to narcotic sales and use. The street value of the drugs was estimated at more than $800.

Oliphant was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of possession of cocaine for sales and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $30,000.

— Drew Sugars is a public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

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