Just before midnight on May 29, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the ampm convenience store located in the 1100 block of Casitas Pass Rd. in Carpinteria. The disturbance reportedly involved a male and female associated with a silver Lexus. When deputies arrived on scene, they contacted 34-year-old Deshawn McDougal and 25-year-old Iryna Melnyk, both from San Francisco.
During the investigation, deputies conducted a search of the vehicle. During the search, deputies located a loaded Glock 40 cal. handgun with a threaded barrel, a high capacity magazine, a black case containing approximately 24 grams of MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly) packaged in gram baggies, 5.13 oz of cocaine packaged in 1 gram and 3.5 gram baggies, and more than $12,000 dollars in cash.
Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives responded to the scene and conducted a narcotics sales investigation. Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined both McDougal and Melnyk were actively involved in the sales of controlled substances.
McDougal and Melnyk were arrested and booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail for the violations of 24500(c)(6)PC- Possession of a concealed firearm not registered, 32310 PC- Possession of a high capacity magazine, 30515(4)(A)PC- Possession of a semiautomatic pistol with a threaded barrel, 11370.1 HS- Possession of a controlled substance while armed, 11351 HS-Possession of a controlled substance for sales (Cocaine), 11378 HS- Possession of a controlled substance for sales (MDMA) 11379 HS- Transportation of a controlled substance. McDougal and Melnyk are each being held on $200,000 bail.