Sheriff’s Bust Pismo Dealer

Sheriff’s Bust Pismo Dealer

Gabriel Fuentes

The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for allegedly selling narcotics in Pismo Beach.

According to the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force, they received information from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau that a Santa Barbara County gang member, identified as Gabriel Fuentes, 36, of Santa Maria was possibly staying in the Pismo Beach area selling narcotics.

Investigators observed Fuentes on Tuesday at the Edgewater Inn in Pismo Beach. The task force conducted a probation compliance check on Fuentes.

Fuentes was contacted at the hotel with a warrant for his arrest. A search of his hotel room revealed approximately 5.3 ounces of suspected methamphetamine with a street value of $6,000, 25.2 grams of suspected heroin with a street value of $2,500, narcotic sales packaging, digital scales, $3,300 dollars in U.S. currency, metal knuckles, and a replica handgun.

Fuentes was booked into SLO County Jail on two counts of possession of a controlled substance for sale as well as his outstanding warrant.

Sheriff’s Bust Pismo Dealer was last modified: May 16th, 2016 by admin
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