The founder of a youth drug abuse prevention and intervention organization in Del Rey was booked for selling fake narcotics to an undercover Redondo Beach police detective Tuesday, June 9th, police said.
Kendall Craig Farris, 47, of Thousand Oaks, was arrested by Redondo Beach police after he allegedly sold pills that were found to be fake narcotics to an undercover detective at a coffee shop in El Segundo, Redondo Beach Sgt. Shawn Freeman said. Farris is the founder and CEO of Del Rey-based Over the Wall Foundation, which works to steer youths and families from drug and alcohol abuse before it starts, according to the Web site, www.otwf.org/.
Farris had arranged to meet a buyer to allegedly sell methamphetamine and ecstasy for $480, Freeman said. The meeting was initially planned to take place in Santa Monica but was changed to El Segundo, where Farris arrived in a taxi, Freeman said.
After Farris handed the detective an envelope with pills in exchange for the money, police arrested him, Freeman said. Police determined that the pills were actually rock salt and over-the-counter pills.
Farris was being held in Los Angeles County Jail and his bail was set at $106,500.