Morro Bay police arrest 3 people at suspected drug house

Posted at 6:21 PM, May 15, 2018

Police arrested three people on drug-related charges Tuesday after serving a search warrant at a Morro Bay home.

Police say officers had been investigating reports of illegal drug activity at the home on the 2300 block of Hemlock Ave. for several weeks.

During the service of the search warrant Tuesday morning, police say they found approximately 163 grams of methamphetamine, more than 270 grams of processed marijuana, cash believed to be from drug sales, firearms, armor piercing ammunition, and illegal weapons.

Morro Bay police display items seized during the service of the search warrant. (Photo courtesy Morro Bay Police Dept.)

Robert Hurless, 25, was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm, possession of stolen property, possession of nunchaku, possession of a switchblade knife, and possession of metal knuckles. He was being held on $50,000 bail.

Paul DeFalco, 33, was booked on a charge of possession of a controlled substance for sale. He was also being held on $50,000 bail.

Brook Gaughan, 50, was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance and maintaining a residence for unlawful activity. She was being held on $20,000 bail. 

(l-r) Robert Hurless, Paul DeFalco and Brook Gaughan

Police say their investigation is continuing and ask anyone with additional information about this case to contact the Morro Bay Police Department at (805) 772-6225 or Officer Luke Riddering directly at (805) 772-6225 ext. 468.