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Two men arrested as part of major FBI drug investigation in San Luis Obispo County

The FBI served multiple search warrants Tuesday morning in San Luis Obispo County as part of a months-long narcotics investigation.

Search warrants were served in Santa Margarita, Paso Robles and Atascadero.

The warrants were served as part of a major investigation into distribution and possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs including methamphetamine and heroin.

Two men were identified as suspects in the investigation: Gary Wallravin, 64, of Santa Margarita and Marc Wolf, 49, of Atascadero.

According to an affidavit provided to our newsroom, a confidential informant working with the FBI purchased eight grams of methamphetamine from Wallravin on July 17 and again purchased 55 grams of methamphetamine at Wallravin’s residence the following week. The source was wired for video and sound by the FBI during the transactions.

The confidential source then purchased over 100 grams of methamphetamine from Marc Wolf over the next several months.

On Sept. 10, the source purchased an AR-15 style firearm that was kept at a home in Paso Robles. Wolf delivered the firearm to the source for purchase. According to the affidavit, the firearm that was purchased was a “ghost gun,” a gun with no serial number that can be impossible trace.

On Tuesday, authorities served search warrants at Wallravin’s residence at 22617 K Street in Santa Margarita, Wolf’s home at 5305 Vega Avenue in Atascadero and a third premise — where the gun was stored — at 1835 Vine Street in Paso Robles.

Law enforcement served the search warrants in an attempt to seize evidence and supplies used for the distribution of narcotics as well as any documents or records connected to any possible additional crimes.

During the service of the warrants, Wallravin and Wolf were arrested, according to a Department of Justice spokesman. Both will be transported to the United States Courthouse in Los Angeles to appear on charges related to the search warrants.

The Paso Robles Police Department says the FBI had notified the department that they were serving warrants. The investigation is ongoing with the FBI and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

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