Jodi Hernandez reports. She was flanked by representatives from the FBI, the California Department of Justice and Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson, who said the bust was the "largest both in terms of drugs and the cash seized that we know of in the history of Contra Costa County.
During the Operation Road Trip investigation, the task forces discovered that methamphetamine from Mexico was being delivered to the Nitro gang, based in Southern California, Harris' office said. In May ofthe state Department of Justice, the FBI and others announced the conclusion of the first of the two long-term investigations, named Operation Red Reach. This operation, a two-year coordinated sweep led by West-NET, shut down a network of local and transnational gangs, including a Nortenos gang in western Contra Costa County.
Information and intelligence gained from this operation led to the identification of the Urtiz gang. Transnational criminal organizations have made California the single biggest point of entry for methamphetamine into the United States, with 70 percent entering through the San Diego Port of Entry.
Skip to content. Back to Article. Close Menu. Search for:. Follow Us Facebook Twitter Instagram.Agents seized 2, plants and pounds of processed marijuana, Gregory said. Four men were indicted by the U.
The investigation of the marijuana operation began after a pot bust in December in North Sacramento. One suspect described the operation as a "lucrative business" and used the drug sales to pay for everyday expenses, vehicles, and other luxury items, according to the warrant.
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Agents used bank statements, cell phone records and confidential informants to track the suspects. The search warrant said the men were selling the marijuana online. Police also seized a package in September the suspects were trying to ship through postal mail from California to New York.
View Pot bust raids in Sacramento in a larger map. Powered by Datasphere LocalSaver. Our network Back to ABC Welcome Menu Log in Contact us. Title Max Characters 7 places raided in Sacramento pot bust. Submitted by Sharon ItoWriter. Topics: Crime. Print E-mail. Gregory said the suspects were not claiming medical marijuana use.
Click HERE to learn how you can volunteer. Local Service Providers. Mastagni Holstedt, APC. Watch video. The Big Deal.Two people were ordered held without bail on federal charges in connection with the seven pounds of crack cocaine and two pounds of powdered cocaine found last week at a home in north Sacramento.
Eddie Houston, 34, of Sacramento, was arrested Thursday as he arrived at the home in a Jaguar. Drug agents had been tracking Houston since October, when they were tipped that the alleged member of the Bloods street gang was supplying large amounts of crack cocaine in Sacramento, Taylor said. Houston pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and crack cocaine charges that carry a sentence of 10 years to life in prison, said Assistant U.
Attorney Anne Pings. Two other Sacramento residents were arrested on lesser drug charges after agents watched Johnson sell them crack cocaine outside the residence, Taylor and Pings said. Alan Saucedo, 35, was released on bail while Charles Hill, 43, was ordered held without bond.
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Neighbors wanted to know why it took so long for police to respond to community complaints. The house has been red-tagged and shut down due to dangerous conditions and those living in the area are just relieved police made the bust before someone got hurt.
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Attorney, Eastern District of California. On March 8, a tip lead police to a private shipping company in West Sacramento, where authorities seized 80 pounds of high grade marijuana, then allowed the empty crate continue on to Chicago, California Attorney General's Office said.
Another 11 adults were arrested during the search, and face felony charges of growing marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales, sales and trafficking of marijuana and conspiracy. The suspects were booked into El Dorado County Jail.
Officers served another search warrant at a Pilot Hill ranch, which also belonged to Hudson's drug trafficking ring, the attorney general's office said.
The ranch, authorities recovered an indoor marijuana grow and over 73 pounds of processed marijuana and packaging materials for shipping the marijuana.
The attorney general's office said officers arrested Kenneth Hayes, who was part of the trafficking ring, at Sacramento International Airport when he returned from Wisconsin. Authorities are seeking federal indictments on 13 individuals who were arrested. Currently they are being held on state charges at the county jail, the attorney general's office said. The drug trafficking bust was investigated by U.
Sheriff's Department. Powered by Datasphere LocalSaver. Our network Back to ABC Welcome Menu Log in Contact us. Authorities bust 3-state pot trafficking ring Crime. Title Max Characters Authorities bust 3-state pot trafficking ring. Submitted by Maneeza Iqbal. Topics: Crime. Print E-mail. Court documents allege that Hudson ran the interstate pot trafficking ring, Horwood said. The investigation is ongoing. More Local Coupons All [ds-station-api-metrofriendly] Coupons.I can confirm the part about the grown-ups.
I sat with Hicks and Mears on Wednesday in the office of their Sacramento attorney, Mark Reichel, and both grew tearful as they recalled the terror they felt when dozens of gun-wielding officers pounded on their front doors the morning of Sept. They grabbed me and pulled me out front, put me in handcuffs. There were 20 to 30 officers.
My son walked downstairs and my wife had to grab him. They had guns pulled on them. It was real painful. The Winters farm where they cultivated was searched.
Their crop, more than 1, plants, was destroyed. Nearby, the home of the man they leased the farm from, Ravi Tumber, was raided as well. Tumber, 48, who had his own small licensed medical cannabis grow at the farm, was standing in a vineyard below his hilltop home, harvesting Syrah grapes.
The sight of all the cop cars coming down his road put him in mind of immigration busts. What is happening? Each carries a potential sentence of a year in jail, according to Reichel. Tumber has not been charged.
On Nov. The rules governing the marijuana industry in this state are a complex, contradictory morass that will take years to sort out. Yet no one will be able to legally purchase recreational pot until Medical cannabis, on the other hand, can be grown only by nonprofit collectives. The amount grown by each collective is supposed to be related to the number of patient members. But sometimes, in order to give potential patients free samples, growers will ask them to sign up for their collectives.
This is a way of staying true to the letter of the law. Californians with medical marijuana cards can join as many collectives as they please.
Last spring at a San Francisco cannabis festival called HempCon, according to the criminal complaint, Mears and Hicks gave free samples of pot to at least medical marijuana patients who signed up for their collective.
This is often how collectives sign patients up. When I reached Olivera by phone on Thursday, he sounded pleased that prosecutors charged Hicks and Mears.
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