FAIRFIELD — Police arrested four people early Thursday while seizing more than half a pound of suspected methamphetamine and an illegal shotgun.
Fairfield Police Narcotics Unit officers were conducting an investigation late Wednesday on a home on the 1800 block of Utah Street and soon learned the people they were watching were associated with a hotel room on the 3300 block of North Texas Street.
Police monitored the home while they waited for search warrants and detained four people leaving the Utah Street home, according to a press release. A K-9 officer was brought in and the dog reportedly detected drugs hidden in one of the vehicles.
That car was occupied by Fairfield residents James Jewett, 48, and his wife Tina Jewett, 50.
The two were arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale, transportation of methamphetamine, possession for sales of opiates, transportation of opiates, maintaining a drug house and criminal conspiracy. James Jewett was also arrested on suspicion of committing a felony while out on bail for a previous arrest in January.
Francisco Guillen, 40, and Erin Johnson, 29, were arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale, possession of an illegally modified shotgun, maintaining a drug house and criminal conspiracy. Guillen was also arrested on suspicion of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
The arrests came after police found more than a half-pound of suspected methamphetamine in the Utah Street home, said Lt. Greg Hurlbut. They also reportedly found pipes used for smoking drugs, scales and an illegally modified, sawed-off, double-barreled shotgun, according to police reports.
A search of the hotel room found about an eighth of an ounce of suspected methamphetamine, Hurlbut said.
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