Santa Ynez Teen Arrested in Narcotics Search
Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives working an ongoing investigation served a search warrant yesterday at a hotel in the 1100-block of North H Street. During the search warrant service, detectives contacted 18-year-old Dillon Spoor of Santa Ynez and 21-year-old Moret Houston of Santa Ynez. When detectives contacted Spoor, he removed a gun from his waistband and tossed it onto the seat of a vehicle that he was standing near. Spoor was immediately detained and after up-close inspection, detectives determined that the gun was a replica.
As a result of the search of the hotel room, Spoor was found to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana for sales as well as a loaded and unregistered functioning semi-automatic handgun (different from the one he tossed in the vehicle). Spoor was later booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail for possession of a controlled substance for sales (felony), possession of a firearm while addicted to narcotics (felony), possession of a controlled substance while armed (felony), possession of a firearm without a serial number (misdemeanor), and possession of marijuana for sales (misdemeanor). His bail is $50,000.
Houston was found to have cocaine in her pocket and was released at the scene with a citation.