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Police: Argument over drugs may have led to Galt homicide Tuesday. Two arrested.

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Galt police say an argument over the use of narcotics is believed to have led to the death of a 29-year-old man Tuesday night.

Police received a call shortly before 11 p.m. of a man who was unresponsive in front of a residence in the 300 block of Poplar Street. Officers arrived and began CPR, but the man, identified as Orlando Fletes-Lopez of Galt, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:13 p.m., according to a Police Department news release.

An investigation indicated that Fletes-Lopez had became involved in an argument over the use of narcotics, and a physical fight ensued between him and two other men, the news release said. During the fight, Fletes-Lopez suffered injuries that resulted in his death, according to police.

Police on Wednesday arrested Jose Luis Arriaga, 22, and Gonzalo Rodriguez, 28, both of Galt, as suspects in the case. Both were booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of murder.

Police said the fight does not appear to have been gang related.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the Galt Police Department at 209-366-7000.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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