CLEARLAKE — On the 27th of March at around 2 p.m., narcotics officers and patrol deputies had set their sights on a residence in the 15000 block of Cass Avenue. Why? Because apparently, information had come in that large amounts of controlled substances were being sold from the house. By 5 p.m., they had secured their search warrant.
Upon arrival, police met Dino Eugene Lagomarsino (50) standing in the driveway, while Thomas Richard Griffith (62) bolted for the spare bedroom and slammed the door shut behind him. Deputies forced the door open anyway and managed to detain him. Holly Ann Ogarey (47) was found elsewhere in the house and detained as the search began.
In the bedroom with Griffith, deputies found and seized approximately one ounce of methamphetamine, as well as a digital gram scale, a cane sword, and a replica firearm. Hidden inside a couch in the room was a metal tackle box containing various quantities of pre-packaged meth, hydrocodone, lorazepam, and morphine pills.
In the living room, detectives noticed an unopened UPS shipment package that turned out to contain 540 5-milligram oxycodone pills. It was eventually discovered that the pills had been pre-sold for $2,800.
The master bedroom presented its own cache of surprises. Not only were more packages of meth, drug paraphernalia, and another digital gram scale found, but also a working surveillance system monitoring the exterior of the residence. Combine that with the additional 31 2-milligram and 33 1-milligram lorazepam pills, throw in 13 30-milligram morphine pills and baby you’ve got a stew going.
The resulting arrests follow as thus — Lagomarsino for possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, and being under the influence of a controlled substance; Ogarey for possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia; and Griffith for possession of a controlled substance for sale/purchase for sale of a controlled substance, possession of a cane sword, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. All three were taken to the Lake County Hill Road Correctional Facility and promptly booked.
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