Oceano pair arrested in high-risk search warrant

Charges include illegal firearms and drugs

Oceano pair arrested in early morning high-risk search warrant

OCEANO, Calif. - A man and a woman were arrested early Friday morning in Oceano as part of an investigation involving reported gun crimes in Grover Beach, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department.

At around 4:00 a.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail, along with a regional SWAT Team and members of the Sheriff's Department Gang Task Force, served a high-risk search warrant at a home on the 1300 block of 18th Street in Oceano.

A pair of specially trained K-9 units and a California Highway Patrol helicopter also assisted in the investigation.

The Sheriff's Department says a warrant was obtained after two incidents on March 23 in Grover Beach involving the brandishing of a firearm and reports of shots fired.

No one was injured during the two incidents but investigators believe they were gang related.

The Sheriff's Department says investigators tied the two incidents to a resident at the home on 18th Street in Oceano.

While searching the home, the Sheriff's Department says investigators found a loaded handgun, large amounts of ammunition for various handguns, rifles and shotguns, illegal high capacity magazines that were loaded, methamphetamine for sale, a large amount of cash and evidence of sales of firearms.

Arrested at the scene was 33-year-old Juan Carlos Montano of Oceano. Montano could face charges for possession of a controlled substance for sale, conspiracy to commit a crime, committing a drug offense near a school, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm.

The Sheriff's Department says Dusty Michelle Dickerson, 34, of Oceano, was also arrested and could face identical charges.

Montano and Dickerson were taken into custody and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail.

The Sheriff's Department says the early morning high-risk search warrant and arrests in Oceano are part of an ongoing investigation.

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