Gang member found dealing drugs in Pismo Beach hotel

May 12, 2016
Gabriel Ray Fuentes

Gabriel Ray Fuentes

Authorities arrested a Santa Maria gang member for dealing drugs out of a Pismo Beach hotel. A search of the man’s room reportedly produced more than 5 ounces of methamphetamine and more than 25 grams of heroin.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force recently received a tip from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau that a gang member was possibly staying in the Pismo Beach area and selling narcotics. Santa Barbara County investigators identified the gang member as Gabriel Ray Fuentes, 36.

Fuentes was observed at the Edgewater Inn in Pismo Beach on Tuesday, according to a SLO County Sheriff’s Office news release. The gang task force then conducted a probation compliance check and contacted Fuentes at the hotel with an arrest warrant.38210171-b98c-45a2-895d-dd8f332fa25b

Officers searched Fuentes’ hotel room and found 5.3 ounces of methamphetamine and 25.2 grams of heroin. The methamphetamine has a street value of $6,000, and the heroin is valued at $2,500.

Investigators also found $3,300 in cash, narcotics sales packaging, metal knuckles and a replica handgun.

Deputies booked Fuentes in San Luis Obispo County Jail on two counts of possession of a controlled substance for sale and a charge of having an outstanding warrant. Fuentes remains in jail with his bail set an undisclosed amount.

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16 Comments

  1. mkaney says:

    Apparently no one here supports the free market and limited government? You are all proponents of the nanny state? And if the product a person is selling is illegal, then all the work they do involving supply chain, marketing, and retailing automatically makes them unproductive? Just trying to clarify what y’all believe in because you seem to be contradicting the heck out of yourselves.

    (2) 2 Total Votes - 2 up - 0 down
  2. Rambunctious says:

    President Obama just pardoned a bunch of people that have done what this man was arrested for so why bother? Take his name and if he is here illegally give him $17,000 and help him get his family here so they can all register as Democrats and vote for Hillary.

    (8) 16 Total Votes - 12 up - 4 down
    • Rambunctious says:

      look at all of that cash in the photo……if he had that kind of cash and other drug dealers have that kind of cash can we begin to talk about doing away with the income tax and go to a sales tax or something that will be able to net some of that bling? I’ve been working all of my life and I’ve never had that kind of money in my pocket…..unbelievable. Build a wall and make America great again from the inside out.

      (4) 12 Total Votes - 8 up - 4 down
  3. obispan says:

    Not to stereotype appearances or anything…but were one looking to buy drugs, that would be the guy to ask.

    (20) 20 Total Votes - 20 up - 0 down
  4. CentralcoastRN says:

    From the looks of his mug shot, he is using the product he is also selling.

    We need to start sentencing these guys to hard labor. They can spend their time in jail filling in potholes, cleaning up homeless encampments, anything busy and exhausting. What’s that saying? An idle mind is the devil’s playground? Not sure, but I say the state should fix the boredom…

    (17) 21 Total Votes - 19 up - 2 down
    • Russ J says:

      Au contraire my little nurssy, we all agreed upon Prop 47 and said to the world “drugs don’t make people bad, BAD PEOPLE commit heinous crimes”. So you see my dear, you have to wait until their mind is so rotted from substance abuse and our State government is so inept or politically correct that you wait until Kate Steinle of the Bay Area and Marilyn Pharis of Santa Maria are brutally murdered, then you put the little rascals in jail. Some people just shouldn’t be allowed to vote – dumb ass Californians!

      (6) 10 Total Votes - 8 up - 2 down
  5. ToHellinaHandBasket says:

    Really? A gang banger selling drugs? I just can’t fathom that.

    (12) 16 Total Votes - 14 up - 2 down
  6. Pelican1 says:

    ORELAY VATO!!!!

    (11) 13 Total Votes - 12 up - 1 down
  7. SloTownMan says:

    What are the odds of this idiot ever being a productive member of society? Is he an illegal alien?

    (16) 26 Total Votes - 21 up - 5 down
  8. tomsquawk says:

    Yep, and that’s why when my kids and grandkids are passing through we now put them up at The Cliffs.

    (10) 18 Total Votes - 14 up - 4 down
    • SLOBIRD says:

      No place is safe anymore! When we allowed the borders to be opened with NAFTA we allowed the flow of drugs. I read an article awhile back that stated that Chicago is the hub of the intake of drugs for the upper middle and coastal states. Now we are going to grow our own pot! Nice!

      (14) 20 Total Votes - 17 up - 3 down
    • ccmom says:

      As if this kind of thing doesn’t happen all over??

      (4) 10 Total Votes - 7 up - 3 down
    • TWEEKSBALMER says:

      I know what you mean the quality of the drugs are a lot better.

      (-2) 6 Total Votes - 2 up - 4 down
  9. achillesheal says:

    Shocking. A mexican gang member with a criminal record and outstanding arrest warrants dealing drugs.

    He’ll be back on probation and back in business in no time.

    (24) 26 Total Votes - 25 up - 1 down
    • r0y says:

      Someone better call ICE to promptly release him, lest we all be accused of the dreaded “racism” label (that’s not at all over-used to the point where it doesn’t mean squat to many).

      (9) 11 Total Votes - 10 up - 1 down

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