Probation sweep nets 23 people and one artillery shell
July 19, 2012
Officers discovered weapons, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, stolen property and a 155 mm artillery shell with the fuse cap still on it while searching homes.
Deputies found the shell in the side yard of a home at 611 Poquita Lane in San Miguel. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Bomb Task Force and the Explosive Ordnance Team from Vandenberg Air Force Base determined the shell to be from 1947.
Deputies ordered people to evacuate about a dozen homes in the area. The artillery shell was transported to Vandenberg to be disposed of. No one was injured. And residents were allowed back into their homes.