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Raids Net Seven Arrests for Meth Sales in Santa Maria

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

Seven people were arrested on drug charges Wednesday during a multi-agency narcotics-enforcement sweep in the Santa Maria Valley, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

The arrests came after warrants were served during the early morning hours in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, said Sgt. Mark Williams.

“The service of these warrants was the culmination of a lengthy narcotics distribution and transportation investigation conducted jointly by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Agency,” Williams said. “The warrants were served at nine separate locations in the Santa Maria, San Miguel, Paso Robles and Atascadero areas.”

Large amounts of methamphetamine and cash were seized at several locations in the Santa Maria area, Williams said.

Taken into custody on charges of transportation and sales of methamphetamines were Isidro Silva Agular, 39,  Rosa Rodriguez De Oropeza, 35, Zacarias Compos Corona, 45, Josue Levi Martinez, 36, Victoria Magana Gutierrez, 49, Jose Juan Medina, 31, and Juan Daniel Hernandez-Saenz, 19, Williams said.

Several other people were arrested in San Luis Obispo County by Immigration Customs Enforcement for charges not associated with narcotics sales, Williams said.

Agencies participating in the raids included the Sheriff’s Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department, the Lompoc Police Department, and the Santa Barbara County Regional Narcotics Team
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» on 05.22.13 @ 10:24 PM

Mexican illegal aliens and anchor babies Again!!!

Thank your leaders in the welfare food stamp party who want their votes!!

At your families risk.

» on 05.23.13 @ 12:16 AM

They could be Irish, or German, or Norwegian.
Let’s not sound racist….some folks might get
upset if you mention the truth.

» on 05.23.13 @ 02:02 AM

Again…?
Have you noticed DUI’s are mostly committed by light skin natives?  Take note of the dui story above.  This drug bust involved a chain that is mostly latino, don’t assume there aren’t white skin people participating in the same drug related business as these folks.  For all we know you could be a alcoholic with multiple dui’s yourself and are just as lame as them.

» on 05.23.13 @ 10:07 AM

Well said Waterboy.. Well said.

» on 05.24.13 @ 03:32 AM

Where are you getting your stats waterboy?

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