Clovis Couple & Teenage Son Busted for Marijuana Sales

September 30, 2009 12:20:23 PM PDT
Clovis Police have made two big marijuana busts at a park that's popular with both families and teenage skaters. One bust happened Tuesday and investigators say two parents even got their fifteen-year-old son involved in their illegal activity.Police have been watching the park from surveillance cameras and using undercover officers. After several drug deals here, they arrested five people including a 15 year old who police say was involved in his family's drug dealing operation.

Clovis Police found 75 marijuana plants and several pounds of top quality marijuana including loaded guns and rifles, inside this ranch style home on Sierra Avenue near Highway 168.

Investigators say Carter Compolongo and his wife Audra employed their 15 year old to help them grow and package the drug and then sell it at Letterman Park.

Janet Stoll-Lee with the Clovis Police Dept. said, "This is supposed to be a place where kids can hang out with their friends not buy drugs and they've taken two of the major dealers out of the loop with these arrests."

The Compolongos have medical marijuana cards and according to investigators were also supplying some South Valley dispensaries. They're facing 10 charges, including furnishing marijuana to a minor, child endangerment and neglect and maintaining a drug house.

Police also found the couple used the drug themselves. Some of the evidence taken included alcoholic concoctions made with marijuana, pot butter and baked goods.

The skate park is a favorite for kids of all ages. One parent who didn't want to be identified said Letterman Park is notorious for criminal activity.

"This has always been noted as a huge drug park where you can pretty much buy what you want."

Rennon Fleeting skates at the park almost every day. He says the problem is outside the skate area in the main park portion.

Fleeting said, "I don't think it's more the skateboarders just the people that just hang around here to mess it up and all the other stuff."

In another sting, Clovis Police Arrested Robert Williams Jr. of Clovis and his girlfriend Catherine Adair. They say Williams sold undercover detectives a quarter pound of marijuana. Officers believe the drugs he had were resold to teenagers and young adults at the park.

Now, police say they plan to continue keeping a watchful eye out here. They hope to restore the park to a place that once welcomed families with young kids.

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