A preliminary hearing was scheduled today for a man accused of running a methamphetamine ring out of the Mission Bay Sports Center, just steps away from where children participated in summer youth programs.
Jason Boone, 41, is charged with transportation, sale and possession of meth and faces eight years in state prison if convicted.
A judge will decide at the end of the preliminary hearing whether there's enough evidence to order Boone to stand trial.
Authorities allege Boone, the center's owner, was the ringleader of the drug operation. He and eight other people were arrested last June as part of "Operation Boone's Farm," an undercover investigation during which officers allegedly purchased a half-pound of meth.
Authorities said undercover officers also learned that lockers at the sports center were being utilized as a drop location for drug deliveries and payments between suppliers and customers.
Several of Boone's co-defendants have pleaded guilty in the case.
—City News Service