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Probation search leads to 4 arrests in Orcutt

Posted at 6:22 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 21:22:48-04

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies and probation officers arrested four people Tuesday at a home in Orcutt that had been the subject of several complaints.

Sheriff’s officials say neighbors had recently reported drug use, loud noise, and fighting at the home on the 4100 block of Lockford Street. 

One of the residents, Michael Fortier, 30, was reportedly known to be on active AB109 Post-Release Community Supervision for robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Sheriff’s officials say deputies and officers searched the home and found approximately 22 grams of heroin, multiple hypodermic needles, and other drug paraphernalia.


Items reportedly seized during search of home. (Photo courtesy Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office)

Fortier and three other people at the home were arrested.

Fortier faces charges of possession of heroin, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, and violating his probation.

Jerry Emery, 60, was arrested on suspicion of possession of heroin and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

Adam Borunda, 24, was arrested for two outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

Amanda Bailey, 34, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. She was cited and released at the scene.


(l-r) Michael Fortier, Jerry Emery, and Adam Borunda