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Search For Wanted Felon Leads To Five Arrests In Santa Barbara County

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Drugs seized by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives in connection with five arrests

A search in Santa Barbara County for a parolee who cut off his electronic monitoring device led to a lot more than authorities were looking for, with five arrests.

It started on Monday when Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant on the 700 block of North Maria Street in Santa Maria.

They found Nicholas McCloud, a convicted felon who had removed his ankle tracking device, and arrested him as he tried to flee. They arrested a second person who was also wanted at the same home. Evidence found at the home led them to a second house, where three more arrests were made on drug charges.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.