After hearing of alleged drug activity occurring in an SUV on Sunday, Arroyo Grande police found a loaded shotgun and a police-style baton, as well as drugs, and arrested three men.
Police searched for a Ford Explorer after getting tipped off to drug activity involving the vehicle in the 400 block of South Elm Street. Officers found the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.
Once officers searched the SUV and found the drugs, shotgun and baton, they arrested the suspects on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a loaded firearm in public. Police have identified the suspects as Nicholas Kosareff, 26, Brenen Campbell, 26, and Robert Douangmala, 27.
Kosareff is a resident of Arroyo Grande, and both Campbell and Douangmala are from Bakersfield. Officers booked each of the suspects into the SLO County Jail with their bails set at $20,000.
Douangmala and Kosareff remain in custody, while Campbell is no longer in jail, according to the county sheriff’s office website.