FBI serves SLO County with search and seizure warrant

Mar 11, 2020

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently serving a search warrant on San Luis Obispo County. FBI agents arrived early Wednesday morning at the main county building in downtown San Luis Obispo and began searching in government offices under a sealed search warrant.

Laura Eimiller of the FBI’s Los Angeles bureau told KCBX News the agency has a federal search warrant that is sealed by a judge, and that she is unable to comment on the topic or target of the warrant at this time. Eimiller did confirm the search and said “no arrests are planned at this time.”

According to county administrative officer Wade Horton’s office, the agents showed up at 7:10 a.m. and served the county a search and seizure warrant.

"There is no threat to the public or county employees and the County Government Center remains open," said County Administrative Officer Wade Horton. “We are sharing with the public what little information we can. The FBI warrant is under seal, and we have no further information to provide, as we are cooperating with the investigation.”

Eimiller advised KCBX News to check back with her later Wednesday afternoon to confirm if the agents were still working in the county building, or if they had left with whatever evidence they had come to get.

The county government building in downtown San Luis Obispo.
Credit Greta Mart / KCBX

There is a public meeting planned this evening in board chambers of the county building, but due to COVID-19 concerns, the public is being asked to only attend the meeting via livestream.