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Santa Maria residents arrested in narcotics investigation

Posted at 11:15 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 02:15:52-05

Santa Maria narcotics investigation

Two people were arrested in connection with a narcotics investigation in Santa Maria.

Police said Friday that officers from the Santa Maria Police Department Special Enforcement Team served a narcotics search warrant in the 800 block of West Maricopa Street.

Officers say they found 251 grams of methamphetamine, 38 grams of heroin, seven grams of cocaine, 395 grams of marijuana, $2500 in cash, a loaded handgun, and ammunition. Investigators say the drugs were individually packaged, apparently for sale purposes.

Lorraine McLaughlin, 40 of Santa Maria, and Michael Cangro, 47 of Santa Maria, were arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail. Police say both suspects are convicted felons and face charges of felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of heroin for sale, possession of cocaine for sale, and possession of marijuana for sale.

Police say Cangro also had a warrant out for his arrest.

Lorraine McLaughlin
Lorraine McLaughlin
Michael Cangro
Michael Cangro