On March 27, Visalia police arrested two women on suspicion of selling methamphetamine. The investigation began after one of the defendants gave false information to police during a traffic stop. According to authorities, a 30-year-old woman gave a fake name to officers when she was pulled over. An investigation uncovered that she was driving with a suspended license and had three outstanding warrants. Officers then searched her residence and a vehicle on the 400 block of Goshen Avenue.
Two Watsonville men were taken into custody and charged with drug trafficking crimes on Nov. 26. The arrests were the culmination of a month-long investigation by federal and Santa Cruz authorities that turned up more than $40,000 and over a pound of methamphetamine.
On Oct. 13, Santa Rosa police detained seven individuals on drug-related charges following a reported shooting. According to authorities, the shooting incident was reported at about 11 a.m., when a man told officials that he heard gunfire at a Finley Avenue residence. Purportedly, a confrontation over a sale involving marijuana took place at the residence.