HESPERIA Just one day after being placed on local county supervision, a man and an associate were arrested over the weekend when they were found with syringes filled with methamphetamine outside a convenience store, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia station officials said Monday.


Richard Nathaniel Wallace, 28, had just been released onto Post-Release Community Supervision through the Prison Realignment Plan of Assembly Bill 109 when he and Michael Vincent Richardson, 35, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance early Sunday morning, according to a release.


A little before 5 a.m., sheriff's officials received reports of two men acting strangely outside the AM/PM convenience store in the 12700 block of Main Street, officials said.


Deputies Chad Gomez and Robert Schmitt found that both Wallace and Richardson were under the influence of a controlled substance. They also found the men with needles partially filled with methamphetamine.


As part of AB 109, in order to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring the state to lower its prison population by 30,000, offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non serious convictions will serve sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through San Bernardino County Probation.