Two arrested in methamphetamine bust

Posted: 17th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Shore narcotics officers arrested two people Tuesday morning in connection with alleged methamphetamine sales at a house on the 1200 block of Sierra Boulevard.

About 11 a.m., South Lake Tahoe SWAT personnel helped South Lake El Dorado Narcotics Enforcement Team members serve a search warrant after a month-long investigation, said Jeff Catchings, SLEDNET task force commander.

During the investigation, SLEDNET members recovered about three ounces of crystal methamphetamine and about $4,000 cash, Catchings said.

SLEDNET personnel believe a man at the home was attempting to flush large amounts of cash down the toilet at the time of the raid. Narcotics officers dismantled the toilet and found about $1,500, Catchings said.

SWAT team members were used in serving the warrant after narcotics officers received information the man was armed while conducting drug sales, Catchings said. No firearm was found during the raid.

The California Highway Patrol helicopter also provided air support for the raid, Catchings said.

A male resident of the home was arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine sales Tuesday. A female resident was also arrested for allegedly maintaining a home for illicit purposes, Catchings said.

The man gave narcotics officers a false identity, and the names of the individuals arrested were not immediately available Tuesday afternoon, Catchings said.

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