Year-Long Investigation Leads to Arrest of Two Fairfield Residents on Felony Drug and Gun Charges
A year-long investigation ended Tuesday with the arrest of two Fairfield residents on a variety of drug, weapons and other charges, according to a Vacaville Police Press Release.
The Vacaville Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET), along with personnel from the department’s Crime Suppression Team (CST), conducted the investigation into the drug trafficking activities of Louis Ignacio Latini, 48, of Fairfield.
Investigators determined that Latini had been a major source of narcotics into the Fairfield and Vacaville areas.
At approximately 4:09 p.m. Tuesday, September 29th, police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 2400 block of Beaufort Drive in Fairfield. Previous investigation determined this to be the residence address of Latini and Kelly Colby, 45, of Fairfield.
Upon execution of the warrant, detectives located a large amount of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana packaged for sale. Two firearms were also located in the residence, as well as evidence of drug sales including scales and packaging materials. At the time of his arrest, Latini was out on bail for a separate pending case.
After they were arrested, both Latini and Colby unsuccessfully attempted to destroy evidence which they had concealed on their person. Both were eventually arrested and booked into Solano County Jail without further incident. They were charged with a long list of offenses, including possession, transportation, and possession for sale of controlled substances and marijuana, possession of a firearm along with controlled substances, resisting arrest, destroying evidence, and criminal conspiracy.
According to available records going back to 2006, Louis Latini has been arrested multiple times, starting with a DUI in October 2006. He followed that with at least eight more arrests in the next four years, on charges of DUI, public intoxication, drug possession and sales, probation violations, and failure to appear in court. In December 2006 he also faced a domestic violence charge of battery on a spouse, former spouse, or co-habitant.
This year, on January 23, he was arrested for another long list of charges. He was booked for vehicle theft, driving with a suspended license, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of a firearm along with a controlled substance, possession and transportation of controlled substances and narcotics, and drug paraphernalia. Vacaville police stated that Latini was arrested on those charges after a car stop was made by Detective Andy Moriarty in the McDonald’s parking lot on Leisure Town Road.
Just two months later, on March 23, Latini was far from home, up in Lucerne in Lake County. The Sheriff’s Department reported arresting him there on charges of possession and transportation for sale of controlled substances and paraphernalia.