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Fullerton police arrest 4 in dog kennel after drug investigation – Orange County Register

The owner and three employees of a Fullerton dog kennel and boarding house were arrested Wednesday following an undercover operation by police investigating drug sales outside the facility.

At noon Wednesday, June 5, detectives were monitoring the dog boarding house on the 100 block of West Walnut Avenue, where they suspected drugs were being sold, Fullerton police said.

They spotted a man, Christopher Proglio, 53, who they knew lived at the facility and had a warrant for his arrest and was on probation, police said.

Detectives approached him outside the business and found he had 28 grams of heroin and 1.6 grams of methamphetamine, Lt. Jon Radus said. Proglio was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine for sale, and possession and manufacture of brass knuckles.

They also searched the establishment and found “numerous items indicating narcotics sales were taking place,” Radus said.

Business owner Richard Sanders, 59, of Irvine, and another employee, Juan Coronado, 38, of Corona, were inside and arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession drug paraphernalia, police said. Another employee, Jennifer Sandoval, 30, of San Dimas was arrested outside the company on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of heroin.

There were about 20 dogs housed in the building, Radus said, adding that they appeared to be in good health. The dogs were turned over to an employee who did not appear to be involved in the illicit activity, and detectives alerted OC Animal Care to inform them of the investigation and the animals.

Anyone with information about the case has been asked to contact Sgt. Pedram Gharah at 714-738-6127 or by email at pgharah@fullertonpd.org. Anonymous information may be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.

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