Police: Alligator found at Fairfield pot suspects' home | Crime
VACAVILLE, CA - The execution of a search warrant in Fairfield yielded something a little unusual: an alligator.
The reptile was discovered when Vacaville police searched the home of two suspects arrested during a traffic stop on suspicion of possession of marijuana, said city spokesman Mark Mazzaferro. Suspects Lori Riley, 34, and William Riley, 37, were pulled over in Modesto. Officers reported recovering approximately 50 pounds of marijuana and a handgun in the couple's vehicle, Mazzaferro said.
During the search of the Rileys' Fairfield home, Mazzaferro said officers found more marijuana, seven firearms including a .50 calibre bolt action rifle, $29,000 in cash, and the baby, three-foot-long alligator. The alligator was taken by Solano County Animal Services.
Mazzaferro said the investigation led to two more search warrants for residences in Vallejo where officers seized 900 marijuana plants being cultivated.
The Rileys were arrested and booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of marijuana transportation and possession for sale, possession of an assault rifle, possession of a .50 BMG rifle, and being armed with a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Police conducted the traffic stop on Jan. 31.