Authorities on Saturday arrested two suspects at a Scotts Valley
auto repair shop on suspicion of possession of controlled substances.
The suspects are Lonni Locatelli, a 52-year-old resident of Scotts
Valley, and Lauren Lotz, 23, of Ben Lomond.
Locatelli was arrested on suspicion of possession of
methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a stun gun and ammunition,
while Lotz was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substances,
Santa Cruz County sheriff's officials said.
Members of the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team Gang Task Force
and Narcotics Task Force, along with members of the Scotts Valley Police
Department and the Santa Cruz County Auto Theft Reduction Task Force, made
the arrests as they served a search warrant at about 11:05 p.m. Saturday at
an auto repair shop in the 5300 block of Scotts Valley Drive.
Police had received various nuisance complaints about the property
and the shopkeeper, Locatelli.
The auto repair shop was also found to be operating unlawfully,
according to the sheriff's office.