A Santa Ynez man was arrested Wednesday and is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after a search warrant was served at a hotel in the 1100 block of North H Street in Lompoc, authorities said.
The warrant was served as part of an ongoing investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division. During the service of the warrant, detectives contacted 18-year-old Dillon Spoor and 21-year-old Moret Hudson, both of Santa Ynez, Raquel Zick, sheriff’s spokeswoman, said in a news release.
“When detectives contacted Spoor, he removed a gun from his waistband and tossed it onto the seat of a vehicle that he was standing near. Spoor was immediately detained and after up-close inspection, detectives determined that the gun was a replica,” Ms. Zick said.
Detectives searched the hotel and Mr. Spoor was found to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana for sales, as well as a loaded and unregistered functioning semi-automatic handgun, she said.
He was later booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession of a firearm while addicted to narcotics and possession of a controlled substance while armed – all felony charges. In addition, Mr. Spoor was booked on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm without a serial number and possession of marijuana for sales – both misdemeanors. He is being held on $50,000 bail.
Ms. Houston was found to have cocaine in her pocket and was released at the scene with a citation, Ms. Zick said.