Complaints Result in Narcotics Search Warrant and Arrests in Petaluma
PETALUMA – At approximately 8 am Friday morning, the Petaluma Police Department conducted a narcotics raid on the east side of Petaluma. The search under warrant took place at a residence in the 700 block of Carlin Court in a neighborhood bordered by Caulfield Lane and South McDowell Boulevard.
The search was in response to numerous and on-going complaints regarding the residence involving suspected narcotics activity. Officers found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia within the premises. Three suspects were detained at the residence.
The suspects are all Petaluma residents and have been identified as 29-year-old Nicole Cutrufelli and 31-year-old Mark Valdez, a married couple, and 22-year-old Dustin Ragala. The three were arrested and booked into the Sonoma County Jail.
Cutrufelli and Valdez face charges of selling narcotic substances and possession of narcotic substances for sale, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Cutrufelli was also arrested for having an outstanding Sonoma County warrant. She had been arrested in August for possession of a narcotic controlled substance. She had been found during a probation search of the same home in possession of a number of unauthorized prescription drugs, including a partially melted Oxycodone tablet and a glass pipe to smoke it.
Ragala faces charges for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also arrested in December for possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.