Vacaville Police Find Baby Alligator & 7 Guns During Marijuana Arrest in Fairfield (PHOTOS)

In addition to what they found in Fairfield, officers searched two Vallejo homes where they found indoor marijuana grows totaling 900 plants.


By Bay City News

Vacaville police encountered a baby alligator when they searched the home of a Fairfield couple suspected of possessing marijuana for sale. 

The married couple, Lori Riley, 34, and William Riley, 37, were seen conducting a transaction in Vacaville that police believed involved marijuana, but police did not have a warrant to search their car. 

The couple drove away but the Vacaville Narcotics Enforcement team and Crime Suppression Team got a warrant and stopped the couple's car on a freeway in Modesto on Jan. 31, police said.  

The Rileys had 50 pounds of processed marijuana with a street value of $250,000 and a handgun in their possession when they were arrested, Sgt. Rick Elm said.

The couple was taken back to their Fairfield home where a search was conducted, Elm said.  

Officers found additional marijuana, seven firearms, including a .50-caliber bolt-action rifle, more than $29,000 in cash and a 3-foot long baby alligator, Elm said. The alligator was turned over to Solano County Humane Services.  

Vacaville officers got warrants to search two Vallejo homes where they found indoor marijuana grows totaling 900 plants, Elm said.

The Rileys were booked into the Solano County jail on marijuana possession and transportation and weapons charges, Elm said.

Police wrapped up their investigation on Friday, City of Vacaville spokesman Mark Mazzaferro said.

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Nick P February 12, 2013 at 03:07 AM
Time to make new alligator laws, background checks for alligators, and large supplies of alligator food. Too bad it wasn't an alligator free zone.....
Riley Willerson February 12, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Oh yes, alligators criminals will always find a way to acquire them. Please do not ban my right to "Alligator possession" I here there is a possible Police alligator buy back this weekend in Vacaville.
Riley Willerson February 12, 2013 at 07:24 PM
All fun aside, Good job VVPD, a 50 Cal off the street is a very good thing, glad all were safe.
Aaron February 13, 2013 at 02:34 AM
Criminals in possession of guns is bad. I'll give you that. However, please tell me of any crime you know of committed with a bolt action, .50 cal rifle. (Possession of alligator doesn't count.) The bottom line is... .50 cal rifle "sounds" dangerous, so folks that don't know any better get excited about them.
Babaloo February 13, 2013 at 07:00 AM
background check,,background check, background check...OMG...OMG...is that all anyone knows. ? Background checks don't prove shit, or What ?


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