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December 2019 Archives

Federal agents accuse 2 California men of meth trafficking

Two brothers from Vallejo, ages 24 and 30, remain in federal custody after searches of their homes produced methamphetamine, a semi-automatic handgun and two AK-47 assault rifles. According to information released by the Napa Special Investigations Bureau, the men sold methamphetamine and cocaine to undercover detectives on multiple occasions.

California deputies arrest man with suspected stolen goods, meth

Humboldt County sheriff's deputies arrested a 35-year-old man in McKinleyville who fled from a vehicle reported stolen by its owner in Arcata. A search of the vehicle revealed objects that the California State Parks had reported stolen. Other items that appeared stolen filled the vehicle, including camping gear, electronics, tools and prescription pills. The vehicle also contained tools commonly used to commit burglaries along with other evidence indicating that the suspect might have been selling narcotics.

Multi-agency drug investigation in California leads to 12 arrests

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California reported on Dec. 6 that a multi-agency drug trafficking investigation has led to the indictment of 12 individuals by a federal grand jury. The individuals were taken into custody during several operations in November following an investigation involving the Fresno and Salinas Police Departments, the San Bernardino and Kings County Sheriff's Departments, the California Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Former "American Idol" singer sentenced on drug charges

California residents might be surprised to learn that a federal judge recently sentenced former "American Idol" contestant Antonella Barba to 45 months in prison for the possession and distribution of opioids. The 32-year-old New Jersey native appeared on the series in 2007.

50 alleged California gang members taken into custody

On Nov. 19, California state law enforcement took 50 people into custody who were allegedly connected to the Nortenos street gang. The investigation started in August. Alleged gang members were said to have been involved in possessing and selling firearms, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder.

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