SONOMA COUNTY TRIPLE HOMICIDE: The three men killed in a marijuana deal gone wrong have been identified as Colorado resident Todd Klarkowski, 42, and Richard Lewin, 46, of Huntington, N.Y., and Raleigh Butler, 26, who lived in Truckee. Richard Lewin had apparently come to Sonoma County to purchase marijuana when he and the other two men were fatally shot. The men were at Raleigh Butler’s mother rental when the shooting occurred.
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Lt. Dennis O’Leary said detectives have learned the men arranged to buy a large quantity of processed marijuana. Investigators are working to determine how the three men knew each other and who arranged the drug deal. They also believe another party was involved. The men’s bodies were found in a bedroom inside a cabin in the back of the wooded property. No cash or weapons were left behind. Police found a small amount of marijuana on the property, O’Leary said.
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