Two Tulare County Sheriff’s Office investigations into drug trafficking in the east county led to four arrests and the confiscation of methamphetamine, marijuana, cash and weapons, the agency reported today.
While serving warrants in Plainview and Porterville homes, deputies from the narcotics division seized 78 grams of methamphetamine, 8.37 ounces of marijuana, cash generated through drug sales, and two guns, one that had been previously reported stolen.
At a home in Plainview, deputies arrested Rene Meza and Martin Bustamonte and booked them into the Tulare County Main Jail on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale and maintaining a home for drug sales. Bail was set at $50,000 each.
While serving the warrant, officers located 67.8 grams of methamphetamine, valued at $6,780, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies also located cash and items indicating drug sales.
At a home in the 300 block of Cornell Avenue in Porterville, deputies serving a warrant arrested Fred Carrillo and James Carrillo, who were booked into the Tulare County Main Jail on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and marijuana and maintaining a residence for drug sales. Bail was set at $25,000 each.
While serving the warrant, deputies located 11.2 grams of methamphetamine and 8.37 ounces of marijuana, the sheriff’s office said.