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Four arrested in connection to Seaside drug bust Tuesday

SEASIDE, Calif. (KION)

UPDATE 2/17/2020 4:40 p.m. Police tell KION that the drugs found at a bust on Mescal Court in Seaside were meth and heroin.

UPDATE 2/13/2020 12:00 p.m. Four people were arrested in connection to a massive drug bust in a Seaside neighborhood Tuesday.

Police confirm that 49-year-old Anthony Randall, 44-year-old Raymond Garbin, 53-year-old Julia Natale and 22-year-old Mackenzie Sampognaro were arrested on drug charges, but could not say what type of drugs were found.

The bust started at around 8 a.m. Tuesday on Mescal Court. Police said at least 16 people were in the house when law enforcement arrived.

KION found documents that show in 2019 alone, at least seven people are listed as living at the house.

Anthony Randall
Julia Natale
Mackenzie Sampognaro

PREVIOUS STORY: All is calm Tuesday night after a chaotic scene just hours earlier at a Seaside neighborhood on Mescal Court.

Neighbors say one particular corner house has always been a problem: parties and cars going in and out frequently. On Tuesday, SWAT surrounded the house for hours in a massive drug bust.

"It's kind of scary. I mean I have little brothers, siblings, and they're always playing around, and the SWAT had to come by and jump the fence," said Lucero Lopez, a Seaside resident.

Officers with the Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Task Force closed in at around 8 a.m. Tuesday. At least 16 people were in the house when cops showed up. Most exited when called out, but others tried to escape.

"Several of them tried to go out side doors, back doors, that kind of thing. But we had a perimeter set and they soon realized that they weren't going to be able to just run out the back," said Cmdr. Matt Maldonado, with the Salinas Police Department.

At least four people were arrested in connection with the drug bust. Investigators say they were tipped off by neighbors about what was going on in the house.

Nothing has been released about the people arrested, but KION found documents that show in 2019 alone, at least seven people are listed as living at the house.

Lopez tells us she had a bizarre encounter with an older woman at the home.

"She was just speaking gibberish and just yelling out bad words, cussing at us when we would be out here," said Lopez.

Police took multiple bags filled with some sort of drugs out of the residence, but they are not yet saying what exactly the drugs and evidence found are.

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At least 16 people have been detained and at least four have been arrested in connection to a drug bust, according to investigators. Both Seaside and Salinas police are at the scene along with the SWAT team.

The bust is happening on Mescal Court in Seaside. Investigators tell KION that neighbors tipped off police.

There are bags of a substance at the scene, but police will not very what the substance is.

Crime / Monterey County / Top Stories

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

Josh Kristianto

Josh Kristianto is a multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.

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