Police Arrest 14 Suspects In Drug Bust

Posted: 10th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Santa Barbara – The Santa Barbara Regional Narcotic Enforcement Team (SBRNET) has arrested 14 suspects after a six month drug trafficking investigation.

The investigation looked into a drug trafficking organization responsible for the distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine throughout San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

According to the SBRNET, undercover purchases of small quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine were made over the six month long investigation. Search and arrest warrants were later served at 21 locations in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties.

This investigation began in the City of Oxnard and targeted drug dealers that were distributing narcotics in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. SBRNET agents identified a conspiracy between several subjects to purchase multiple pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties on a weekly basis. The purchased narcotics were then distributed in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The primary sources of narcotics were located in the San Fernando Valley and Ontario areas.

The SBRNET seized approximately 12 pounds of methamphetamine; 16 grams of rock cocaine; five handguns and approximately $200,000 in narcotics proceeds.

Additionally, eight children were removed from four locations under the Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Program. A total of 14 suspects were arrested in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. Two suspects are still at large.


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