Deputies bust Nipomo marijuana oil lab
January 24, 2014
San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputies stumbled upon a marijuana honey oil lab in Nipomo Tuesday while searching for stolen property.
Sheriff’s detectives and members of the Narcotics Unit and Gang Task Forces served a search warrant in the 100 block of North Oakglen Avenue in Nipomo around 2 p.m. Tuesday. A burglary investigation in Arroyo Grande in December prompted the search of the property, where suspects were believed to be storing stolen electronics.
During the search, detectives found numerous stolen electronic devices, as well as the marijuana honey oil lab. They arrested three suspects, each residents of Nipomo.
David Arthur Thomas, 24, received charges of burglary, possession of stolen property and manufacturing a controlled substance. Tashanna Poloma Macaluso, 19, and Bennet Francis Macaluso, 53, each received charges of possession of stolen property and manufacturing a controlled substance.
Detectives booked the suspects into San Luis Obispo County Jail.