SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – A Santa Cruz man authorities describe as being a prolific meth dealer has been arrested again after investigation into alleged drug activity.
Members of the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team Narcotic Taskforce and Santa Cruz Police executed search warrants on Oct. 23 in connection with the months-long investigation.
The investigation, which included surveillance of Roberto Murillo, revealed he was continuing to sell methamphetamine after two previous convictions from arrests in 2011 and 2012 for the transportation and/or sales of methamphetamine.
Officers arrested Murillo and Karla Figueroa after finding 41 grams of methamphetamine in separate packages hidden in their car. A search warrant at their residence on Goss Avenue turned up an additional 789 grams of meth, officers said. The majority of it had been packaged for resale into smaller packages.
Officers found another 198 loose grams of the drug, as well as scales, baggies and other equipment.
The pair were arrested on suspicion of multiple drug charges and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail.