Pair arrested for alleged possession of drugs and cash

Two people found with nearly 100 grams of suspected drugs and almost $16,000 in cash were arrested at a Santa Cruz motel on Friday, the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team said Tuesday.

Meryl Craig, 46, of Santa Cruz, and Jessica Thompson, 33, of Scotts Valley were arrested during a search warrant served in the 600 block of Third Street, team gang task force Sgt. Mark Yanez said.

They found $15,800 in cash, 89 grams of methamphetamine, 8 grams of heroin, a scale and packaging materials used for drug sales, Yanez said.

The officers also found syringes and other alleged drug paraphernalia, according to Yanez.

Craig and Thompson were arrested on suspicion of possession of heroin for sale and possession of methamphetamine for sale, Yanez said.

Craig was also arrested for allegedly having drugs for sale with a prior felony conviction and possessing drug paraphernalia, according to Yanez.