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Taft Police arrest two suspects on burglary, drug charges

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 13:38:06-04

On June 20, 2017 just after 8:30 p.m., the Taft Police Department followed up on a previously taken Burglary report by serving a search warrant for stolen property at 123 N. Tenth Street, Sp. 111 in Taft. 

As Officer served the warrant, the primary resident of the mobile home attempted to prevent Officers from entering.  After a brief struggle, the resident, identified as 31 year old Taft resident John Mailloux, was detained without further incident.

During a search of the residence, Officers located approximately $1,500.00 in stolen property associated with the original Burglary investigation. 

Also found during the search was Harley Davidson motorcycle reported stolen out of San Luis Obispo County.  In addition, over 4 pounds of marijuana and 56 grams of suspected methamphetamine was found, along with evidence of drug sales, including two firearms.

Two occupants of the residence were arrested at the conclusion of the investigation.  30 year old Dustin Miller was arrested and booked into the Taft Jail on charges including possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, conspiracy, and possession of a stolen vehicle. 

John Mailloux was arrested and booked into the Taft Jail on charges including possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of marijuana for sale, conspiracy, possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting/delaying a peace officer, and committing a felony while on bail.  In addition to this case, Mailloux is currently on bail for two separate cases involving weapons and drugs.