Car alarm prompts drug bust in SLO


San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a man and woman for drug offenses after being alerted to a car alarm going off early Saturday morning.

A 911 caller reported a car alarm going off in the 1500 block of Calle Joaquin. Officers located the vehicle and contacted the individuals inside, whom they identified as Kevin McElearney and Gloria Flores.

McElearney is on probation with search terms and was found to have a felony warrant, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Officers searched the car, as well as the pockets of McElearney and Flores, and found substances believed to be fentanyl and methamphetamine, as well as cash, a digital scale and paraphernalia.

Officers arrested McElearney for the felony warrant and on misdemeanor charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl and possession of paraphernalia. Police arrested Flores for felony possession of narcotics for sale, felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

Authorities booked McElearney and Flores in the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Both McElearney and Flores currently remain in custody.

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