Paso Robles News|Saturday, July 11, 2020
You are here: Home » Crime » Two arrested following drug deal gone bad
  • Follow Us!

Two arrested following drug deal gone bad 

Alejandro Mora and Fernando Maduena

Suspects Alejandro Mora and Fernando Maduena.

On Wednesday, detectives from the Paso Robles Police Department arrested two adult males for their involvement in a shooting incident that occurred Sunday on the 600 block of Nicklaus Street. The men listed below were booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on the following charges:

Alejandro Mora, 19, resident of rural Paso Robles:
• PC 211 Robbery-Felony
• PC182(2)(1) PC Conspiracy-Felony
• PC135 Destruction of evidence- Misdemeanor

Fernando Maduena, 21, resident of Paso Robles:
• PC 245(a)(2) Assault with Deadly Weapon (firearm)-Felony – 3 counts
• PC246.3 Discharging a Firearm in Grossly Negligent Manner-Felony
• HS11351 Possession of Controlled Substance for Sales-Felony

Based on information received from the public, detectives were able to locate the silver Toyota Tacoma truck seen leaving the scene of the shooting and identify the persons involved in the incident. Detectives have determined this incident occurred as a result of a narcotics transaction that went bad and was not gang related.

The investigation into this crime is ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime are encouraged to contact the police with information. Those wishing to remain anonymous who have information about this crime, or other crimes, are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers 24- hour hotline at 549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).


About the author: News Staff

News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at