Two arrested in Paso Robles drug house bust

mfountain@thetribunenews.comApril 14, 2014 

Christopher Cortelyou, 37, of Paso Robles, was arrested Saturday, April 12, 2014, on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Original story »

The Paso Robles Police Department rescued a 73-year-old female homeowner from unwanted occupants in her residence who were using her home as a place to do drugs, according to authorities.

On Saturday morning, the police department’s new Special Enforcement Team served a search warrant at the 1800 block of Serra Way, which allegedly led to the discovery of a half-gram of heroin, an undisclosed amount of prescription pills and various drug paraphernalia.

According to police, upon further investigation it became obvious the homeowner’s son was giving his friends access to the house for drug use.

Christopher Cortelyou, 37, of Paso Robles, was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Caleb Reberry, 21, of Paso Robles was arrested on misdemeanor charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cortelyou remained in custody Monday afternoon in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to jail records.

Paso Robles Police Department Sgt. Todd Rehner said Monday that the homeowner is being provided with resources by Adult Protective Services. Rehner said that since the formation of the new special enforcement team, the department has been targeting homes known to be havens for drug activity.

Anyone with information about drug houses are asked to leave an anonymous tip on the Crime Stoppers website at slotips.org or call the special enforcement team at 237-6464.

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