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Lonni Locatelli And Lauren Lotz Arrested In Scotts Valley Auto Repair Shop On Suspicion Of Possession Of Methamphetamine And Other Crimes

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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.

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