Owner of Mission Bay Sports Center pleads not guilty to drug charges

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SAN DIEGO – The owner of the Mission Bay Sports Center, well known for its children’s summer camps, says he wasn’t using the club as a front for a drug operation.

41-year old Jason Boone is accused of being the ringleader of massive methamphetamine sales operation

The drugs were allegedly being sold out of his Mission Bay Sports Club. Boone was in court Tuesday for arraignment, where he entered a not guilty plea to all charges. He remains free on bail.

The case stems from a 2013, yearlong, investigation dubbed operation “Boone’s Farm” which included the D-E-A, SDPD and the Sheriff’s. Several pounds of meth were seized from the club – a club best known for hosting kids summer camps.

Prosecutor, Jorge Del Portillo says they have enough evidence to get a conviction. “We believe the evidence demonstrates that he was the one selling the meth starting at the Mission Bay Sport Center.

Boone is facing 20 counts including possession of methamphetamine and marijuana and possession with intent to sell. Investigators also found 7 firearms in his home. The prosecution alleges Boone ran a sophisticated operation using the lockers as a drop off. Seven others were arrested as well, they all pleaded guilty.

“We believe the defendant would keep the meth and place it the lockers, a ‘dead drop’ location where the other customers would come in and purchase it and from there, sell that meth into the community.”

If convicted on all 20 counts Boone could be facing 23-years in prison.   He will be back in court July 18th for a readiness hearing.   Trial is set for August 9th.