|Four RP men jailed on drug charges
Call from bank employee leads RPDPS to drug ring bust
Four Rohnert Park men were arrested on various charges Tuesday afternoon, including the manufacturing of narcotics.
Officers from the Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety responded to a call at around 3:42 p.m. Tuesday about a suspicious person at Chase Bank. A bank employee reported a white male adult was seen inside the bank twice without conducting any business or making any type of transaction.
The man, identified as 22-year-old Benjamin Lalor, was seen outside the branch walking around in a suspicious manner. Officers arrived within a minute of being dispatched and made contact with Lalor walking in the bank parking lot.
RPDPS officers determined, after talking with Lalor and finding evidence inside his vehicle, that he was involved in illegal narcotics activity. Lalor agreed to go to his residence on San Mateo Court with officers to speak with his roommates about alleged illegal narcotics activity.
Upon arriving at Lalor’s residence, RPDPS officers met with Lalor’s roommates – James Taylor, 22, Kyle McReynolds, 21, and Jeffrey Moeser, 22. All are Sonoma State University students. The officers received consent to search the residence in addition to probation terms of one of the residents.
Inside the residence, officers found a drug lab used to manufacture controlled substances, large amounts of processed marijuana for sale, miscellaneous prescription medications, brass knuckles and an illegal throwing star.
Taylor, McReynolds, Moeser and Lalor were all booked into Sonoma County Jail. As of Wednesday morning, Lalor and McReynolds remained in custody. Authorities at the jail said Moeser and Taylor were not at the facility.
The four were scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, March 27.