High-risk suspects arrested for drug, weapons possession
–On Friday, members of the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail along with the Regional SWAT Team, and members of the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force, served a high-risk search warrant at a home in the 1300 block of 18 Street in Oceano. A Sheriff’s K9, a Fish and Wildlife K9 specially trained to detect firearms and a CHP helicopter assisted in this investigation.
The search warrant was part of an investigation that began on March 23 into two incidents in Grover Beach. The first incident involved brandishing a handgun and the second incident a short time later involved a report of shots fired. No one was hurt in those incidents. Investigators believe those two incidents were gang related.
Investigators traced those incidents back to a suspect living at the home in Oceano. When the search warrant was served they found a loaded handgun, large amounts of ammunition for various handguns, rifles and shotguns, illegal high capacity magazines that were loaded, methamphetamine for sale, a couple thousand dollars in cash, and evidence of sales of firearms. All this was happening in close proximity to an elementary school.
Investigators arrested 33-year-old Juancarlos Montano of Oceano for possession of a controlled substance for sale, conspiracy to commit a crime, committing a drug offense near a school, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm.
Also arrested on the same charges was 34-year-old Dusty Michelle Dickerson of Oceano. Both Montano and Dickerson were taken into custody without incident and booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail.
The investigation continues.