Officers seize drugs and guns during probation check in Atascadero

April 26, 2021


A probation check in Atascadero on Thursday resulted in the seizure of drugs and guns, as well as a pair of arrests.

Shortly before 4 p.m., county probation officers conducted a check at a home in the 7200 block of Cortez Avenue, according to the Atascadero Police Department. Atascadero police, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit and K-9 teams and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel assisted with the probation check.

During a search of the home, officers seized a large amount of fentanyl, as well as methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, firearms and ammunition.

Authorities arrested 38-year-old Ryan Stolz on charges of being a felon in possession of firearms, possession of narcotics, willful cruelty to a child and revocation of probation. Officers also arrested 32-year-old Guadalupe Zavala on charges of willful cruelty to a child and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Officers booked Stolz and Zavala in San Luis Obispo County Jail. Neither Stolz, nor Zavala currently remain in custody, according to the county sheriff’s office website.


Put them in jail not on “probation”….keep the streets safe CA elected officials…that’s your number one duty and you are failing big time….


If two adults want to fry their brains and rot their teeth, so be it. The part that is just pathetic, infuriating and completely selfish is…a child (or children) was in the house. That should warrant extra time. Hopefully the youngin lands in a safer more secure environment.


Why the heckle are they NOT IN CUSTODY????????????????


That’s it? Non-violent drug offense? A couple of more people with missing teeth? Do you not realize that these people fuel the drug-induced mental illness of much of the homeless population who cannot or will not accept services with their cheap, dangerous drugs? Meth makes people, including Adolph Hitler, crazy, permanently. You can quit opioids or alcohol and be back to a normal mental state, but even these apparently are used in conjunction with meth these days. The prosecutors and judge need to take this into consideration. And the rest of you need to take it into consideration if you’re interested in quality of life, for residents and visitors alike, in SLO, Atascadero, Paso, and Cambria (more to come…).