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Simi Valley Police Department
Saturday March 20th, 2021 :: 07:34 a.m. PDT


Subject Suspected of Using Drone for Drug Sales

Simi Valley Police Department Homeless Liaison Officers (HLO) and Narcotics Detectives conducted an investigation into John Piani, a 51 year-old Simi Valley resident, for the alleged sales of heroin and methamphetamine. Once the investigation was completed, Piani was located in the 900 block of Enchanted Way in Simi Valley by a Simi Valley Police Department Patrol Officer and arrested. During the arrest it was discovered that Piani was operating a drone. The drone was recovered and suspected heroin was found attached to it. Further investigation will be conducted in order to confirm the involvement of the drone.

Simi Valley Police Department
3901 Alamo St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-583-6950

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