Four Arrested and Numerous Guns Seized During Search Warrant

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 7:15 a.m. on May 15, 2019, Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of Ironwood Drive in Santa Maria. As a result of the search warrant, numerous rounds of ammunition of various calibers, loaded and unloaded high-capacity magazines, several handguns, long rifles and an assault rifle were confiscated from the residence. One of these handguns were found to be reported stolen out of San Luis Obispo County and several of these firearms were unregistered. There was also drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine located during the search.

Four people were arrested following the service of the search warrant including brothers who are both convicted felons. 23-year-old Austyn Fout, was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. He is being held on $35,000 bail. 26-year-old Coleton Fout was also booked on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition as well as being in possession of unlawful paraphernalia. He posted bail today which was set at $35,000.

25-year-old Justine Garcia was arrested for a $25,000 outstanding warrant for her arrest out of Santa Barbara County for Violation of Probation. 54-year-old Laura Burson of Santa Maria was also arrested for a $25,000 outstanding warrant for her arrest out of Santa Barbara County for Violation of Probation. Garcia remains in custody while Burson posted bail today and was released.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's K9 Unit and AB109 Compliance Response Team assisted with the execution of the search warrant and apprehension of the suspects.

      

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bigone May 18, 2019 10:44 AM
Four Arrested and Numerous Guns Seized During Search Warrant

Legal, illegal, Caucasian, or a person of color isn't the point here, nor if the Wall should be built. It's that all the CA gun laws and the dozens yet to be implemented do nothing, and will continue to do nothing, to stop criminals from getting firearms.

Roger May 18, 2019 12:28 PM
Four Arrested and Numerous Guns Seized During Search Warrant

You don't think gun laws would help but you don't know and sure anyone can get a gun but laws would help without them there is nothing we might as well all arm ourselves and shoot get it the hell over with. May the best shooter win. The three strikes law would have worked had it not been for all the back room deal making..I was in New House back in the 90's the place was for alcoholism not drug addiction yet here came all these drug offenders on their 3rd strike making deals to turn others in for less time or rehab time. Gun laws would help but every ones afraid they will have to give up their weapons.

bigone May 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Four Arrested and Numerous Guns Seized During Search Warrant

I don't think any more guns laws will help, harsh or otherwise. Criminals will always get a gun if they want one, no matter how many laws are in place because "if there's a will, there's a way." But I do think harsh penalties that are actually enforced by our legal system will help, and that includes no early releases from prison or other coddling of criminals.

Luvaduck May 18, 2019 09:12 AM
Four Arrested and Numerous Guns Seized During Search Warrant

I'd bet that if a house-to-house warrantless search were conducted, more illegal weapons and such would be found in SM than in the rest of the county. (I know that would be illegal & agree it needs to be, so don't jump on me.) When this stuff comes in, it's disproportionally Santa Maria. Why is that?

TheMole May 17, 2019 12:12 PM
Four Arrested and Numerous Guns Seized During Search Warrant

I believe 3/4 of those arrested are Caucasian.... what does that have to do with a wall? LA Times just covered a story about an affluent community in LA that seized thousands of unregistered guns. The owner was caucasian as well and had ties to the government.

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