Sheriffs Bust Drug Ring Operating out of Budget Inn

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force and Narcotics Unit investigators arrested three people and seized drugs during a raid at the Budget Inn in San Luis Obispo.

 Lance Lodulo

According to a press release from the SLO Sheriff’s Office, units responded on Tuesday to the Budget Inn in SLO on a tip regarding a narcotics operation.

Investigators say after contacting several people in a hotel room, they found approximately six ounces of heroin, along with a small amount of methamphetamine and related drug paraphernalia.

Clifton Puett

Three people were arrested.

Lance Anthony Lodolo, 30, of Morro Bay was arrested for possession of heroin for sale and committing a felony while out on felony bail.

Alichia Starnes

Clifton Puett, 36, of Morro Bay and Alichia Renee Starnes, 33, of Los Osos were arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

These drugs were seized by police

Police say they also seized $1,700, a digital scale, meth pipe and a samurai sword.

The street value of the heroin is estimated at $9,000.

Photos Courtesy of SLO Sheriff’s Office

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