Released: August 19, 2015 - Wednesday, 11:36 AM

Narcotics Investigation Update

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781 4547Date and time of incident: 8-14-15, Approximately 5:30 PMPlace of Occurrence: CayucosVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: Alexander Allan Matarese, 31, CayucosOn 8-14-15, Deputies arrested 31-year-old Alexander Allan Matarese at a residence in Cayucos. Matarese had a warrant out for his arrest since 8-7-15 when members of the Sheriff's Narcotics Unit shut down a major cocaine distribution organization that was operating in San Luis Obispo County. More than five kilos of cocaine were seized with an estimated street value of more than $200,000. At that time, eight people were arrested and an arrest warrant was issued for the ninth suspect in the case, Matarese.
Matarese was arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime, transportation and sale of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance for sale. All charges are felonies.