On 07/05/15 at about 10:40 AM, deputies went to a residence in the 5300 block of Union Mine Road in El Dorado to do a probation search. Outside of the home, 47 year-old Holly Moore of Fair Oaks and 32 year-old Benjamin Patterson were contacted. Patterson was found to be in possession of heroin and a hypodermic needle and syringe. Three other adults were temporarily detained.
Inside the house deputies contacted 26 year-old Matthew Davis, 22 year-old Courtney Boyer, 23 year-old Toby Piearcy, and two children ages 1 and 4. Piearcy was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant for his arrest. One other male adult was also detained. Searching the house, a 17 year-old female juvenile was found hiding in a back room.
In the living room, deputies located an unzipped bag with a hypodermic needle sticking out. More hypodermic needles and syringes were found in the bag; some had been used and still contained a brown tar like residue that appeared to be heroin. Due to the condition of the house and the many dangerous objects that were accessible to the children inside the home, CPS was called-in to assist.
Deputies arrested Courtney Boyer for child endangerment. She is still in custody on a no bail hold. Child endangerment charges were added to Toby Piearcy’s warrant arrest and he is in custody on $42,000.00 bail. Matthew Davis was arrested for disobeying a peace officer and was later released on $13,000.00 bond. Holly Moore and Benjamin Patterson were both arrested on outstanding warrants and Benjamin Patterson received extra charges for possession of narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia. Patterson was released from jail on a $15,500.00 bond. The 17 year-old female was turned over to an adult.
Anyone knowing or suspect a child or children are living in a dangerous or an illegal drug environment is encouraged to contact their local law enforcement. You may be saving a child’s life.
Lt. Tom Murdoch