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On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at approximately 12 PM, undercover Fullerton Police Detectives were conducting surveillance at a business in Fullerton, a Dog Kennel/Boarding Facility in the 100 block of W. Walnut Ave, regarding possible narcotics being sold from the Kennel facility. During their surveillance of the Kennel facility, Detectives spotted a male, Christopher Proglio, who they knew was living inside the Kennel facility. Detectives also knew that Proglio had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and he was also on probation.


Detectives contacted Proglio outside the Kennel facility and he was found to be in possession of 28 grams of heroin and 1.6 grams of methamphetamine.  Detectives subsequently conducted a probation search of the Kennel facility, and during their search, Detectives found numerous items indicating that narcotic sales were occurring from the Kennel facility.


The owner of the Kennel facility, Richard Sanders, and another employee, Juan Coronado, were contacted inside the business and they were arrested for drug possession and drug paraphernalia. A fourth employee, Jessica Sandoval, was contacted outside the facility and she too was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of heroin.


At the time Fullerton PD Detectives entered the Kennel facility and conducted their investigation, the Kennel facility housed approximately twenty dogs. While all the animals in the care of the Kennel facility appeared to be good health at the time of the investigation, Detectives contacted OC Animal Care to inform them of the arrests and suspected activities occurring at the Kennel facility. The animals were left in the care of an employee who did not appear to be involved in the suspected narcotics activity.


This investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Sergeant Gharah with the Fullerton Police Department at 714-738-6127, or via email at pgharah@fullertonpd.org. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by contacting (855) TIP-OCCS.

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