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Wednesday 02/10/2021 4:44 PM - Narcotics Investigation

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Narcotics Investigation
Date and Time of Incident: 2-4-21, Approximately 10:30 AM
Place of Occurrence: 6800 block of El Camino Real, Atascadero
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Christopher Rafael Burrell, 45, Atascadero
Details of News Release: On 2-4-21, Detectives with the Sheriff's Narcotics Unit were notified that a vehicle associated with a known drug dealer was parked at a hotel in the 6800 block of El Camino Real in Atascadero. The suspect exited that hotel where he had been staying, drove off and was subsequently stopped by Atascadero Police Officers for a driving infraction. The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Christopher Rafael Burrell of Atascadero. As a result of a prior arrest, Burrell was subject to search and seizure terms. A search of Burrell's hotel room resulted in the discovery of 220 grams of methamphetamine (worth an estimated $1500), 35 grams of fentanyl ($4200), 11 grams of heroin ($375) and more than 1,000 Xanax pills ($4,000) that were packaged for sale. In addition, more than a $1,000 in cash was recovered from his vehicle. Burrell was arrested and booked for three counts of possession of a controlled substance for sale and a committing a felony while out on bail.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Wednesday 02/10/2021 4:44 PM