19-year-old Michael Angelo Fazio was arrested for selling drugs to Mountain View students, Friday. He is under suspicion of possession and sale of cannabis products to minors.
On May 19, an investigation was launched regarding reports that a man was selling drugs to middle school students. According to the police, Fazio has been contacting minors through social media, and cannabis was used to smoke using vape pens.
The police exercised a search warrant on Fazio’s home and found a ghost gun, a short-barreled shotgun (which is illegal in California), and almost $2,000 in cash.
“I am incredibly proud of the hard work that our Crime Suppression Unit undertook to stop this suspect from harming Mountain View children,” Mountain View Police Captain Saul Jaeger said in a statement. “This is why we do what we do – we swore to protect and serve this community. That is exactly what this team did and continues to do every day.”
The case is still under investigation, and a follow-up will be conducted in the coming weeks. Police assured that more information will be released.