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The Six-million Dollar Bust


How do you get a hundred pounds of methamphetamine off the streets? Buy ten pounds and then raid the stash house. That’s the recipe followed by the Inland Narcotic Crackdown Allied Task Force earlier this month. Undercover officers agreed to buy nearly a quarter-million dollars worth of meth, swarmed what turned out to be a Mexican drug cartel “delivery man” and then served a search warrant on the address they found. The original purchase was for thirty pounds of the drug and the arrest was made upon delivery of the first ten.

At the drug house, they found 95 more pounds of methamphetamine, some cocaine, heroin and cash. In total, about $6M in drugs off the streets.

The Mexican cartel connection is almost a given with a haul of this size. This time it was the gang called, “La Familia Michoacana.” Investigators had been looking into their operations in the Fontana area (where the bust went down) since mid-September. The stash house was in Modesto. Four men were arrested and charged with drug trafficking.

In this case, the drugs were interdicted here in California, but we have become just a stop-over on drug routes that run all over the United States. For example, this month an operation was busted in Alaska, where nine were indicted. Two were Mexican nationals and five others were California residents. The team, based in California, was shipping drugs up from Mexico all the way to Alaska – including cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

Perhaps significantly, there was no marijuana seized in the California case. It may be that good quality weed is just to readily available here – after all, a medical marijuana card can be had quite easily. From a practical standpoint though, drug dealers would probably want to move as little weight as possible for the same profit margin, making marijuana a poor choice when compared to cocaine.


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