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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A police K9 assisted in arresting two armed Santa Maria suspects trafficking drugs in Santa Barbara during Fiesta.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau conducted an enforcement stop near Milpas and Highway 101 on August 2 around 8:30 p.m. During the stop, detectives observed 29-year old David Olaf Barajas of Santa Maria and 30-year old Israel Jesus Elenes of Santa Maria to be nervous and possibly under the influence of a controlled substance.

Detectives learned that Elenes was on active probation for trafficking narcotics and was last seen fleeing from law enforcement in a vehicle.