Sunday, January 26, 2020

Tulare County California; Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Bust linked to Mexican Cartel

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   TY GUS  Source

On January 23, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux participated in a news conference alongside U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott to announce that a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Saul Giovanni Solis Ontiveros, 24, of Pixley, and Eduardo Garcia, 20, of McFarland. They are charged with conspiring to distribute more than 160 pounds of methamphetamine and approximately 300 fentanyl pills.

Scott said that the drug bust was linked to Mexican cartels. The seizure shows, he said, how Mexican-based cartels are no longer manufacturing the drugs in Mexico and smuggling the bulky packages to the United States but are shipping the drugs in liquid form to evade border searches. It’s then processed in conversion labs in rural Tulare County.

In total, Detectives confiscated 175 pounds of crystal meth, 480 pounds of liquid meth, five pounds of marijuana, one gram of cocaine and 300 fentanyl pills. The total value of all the drugs recovered is $1,580,660.

Just after 6:45 p.m. on January 5, a TCSO Deputy made a traffic stop for a possible fix-it ticket in the 800 block of South Ash in Pixley for a car without a front license plate. The driver of the car pulled into the driveway of a nearby home.

The driver, 20-year-old Eduardo Garcia, and his passenger, 24-year-old Saul Ontiveros, got out of the car quickly and tried to go inside the home, but the Deputy stopped them and instructed them to wait outside. Garcia appeared to be impaired. So the Deputy asked the CHP for help with a field sobriety test, where it was determined that Garcia was, in fact, impaired.

Deputies then observed meth and equipment that may indicate the manufacture of meth. Detectives with the TCSO Narcotics Unit were called to the scene and a search of the car revealed more than 50 pounds of meth inside.

Detectives then served a warrant inside the home and found two working meth labs with about 113 pounds of crystal meth, 180 pounds of liquid meth, marijuana, about 300 fentanyl pills, ammunition and two guns.

Further investigation led Detectives to a home in the 15000 Block of Road 223 in Porterville. While serving a warrant at the home, Detectives found more marijuana, ammunition, about four pounds of crystal meth and the same meth lab equipment being used at the house in Pixley.

During the search of the Porterville home, Detectives were alerted to another home on the property, which was vacant. At the vacant house, Detectives found another working meth lab, with about 96 pounds of crystal meth and more than 70 gallons of liquid meth inside and outside the house.

If convicted, Ontiveros and Garcia face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine.

24 comments:

  1. Excelent catch, notice they did not hide thier names, that was a big stash, looks to be more than 10 in the pokey. Our American cities are getting flooded with drugs

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    1. Your American cities are getting "flooded" with drugs , because you Americans want drugs. The simple math of supply and demand .

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    2. You know before any one tried it and got hooked it was smuggled into the US right?
      Mexico is also flooded with drugs except that they are much cheaper. Is that the Americans fault too? Is the greed within the cartel also the Americans fault?

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    3. "If Americans would just stop using.." Come up with a new line you Parrot, you act like it's just the US buying your poison. Drugs will always be a part of society, it up to the local legal system to keep it under control. Here is the US we have law and order with, a little corruption. There in Mexico you have only corruption, and no law and order at all. If we had no law here we wouldn't need you. We would make our own drugs, but far better.

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    4. Drugs are used world wide. whats your point?

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  2. America isnt mexico. You commit crime their yoyr doomed. Even chapo will never escape.

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    1. 2:23 WHAT, are you going to impeach El Chapo?

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  3. At least in America, you have a much less chance of being quartered, bagged, and your head stuffed in to an OXXO cooler, by your rivals, or The COPS.

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    1. And actually pay for your crimes if someone is cut up in America it isn’t posted on Facebook and the same message that everyone is an extortionist and kidnapper like the innocents who are hand picked to spread fear? these guys display because they are going up against the population who aren’t allowed to protect themselves and the right to bear arms. American people only have a demand because it’s accessible if it wasn’t it would be booze like in the old days

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  4. Wow, they couldve just kept driving, and got busted that way. They were most likely getting busted anyway since it sounds like 5-0 was on to them...but they literally lead them to the door of a stash house, then got 2-3 other houses/peopl . Also busted?? So stupid

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    1. Excellent point, my thoughts exactly, they probably noticed surveillance and were moving their stash or were gonna make a deal, either way 5-0 was on to them, the front plate was just an excuse. Good bust that shits killing folks!!

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  5. No front plated and driving under the influence, I wonder who hired these geniuses

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    1. Most likely relatives blood relations not hired family business

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    2. That’s what I was thinking at least try working as low pro as possible

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  6. That is a lot of yeyo in the hands of obvious young dumb amateurs. Someone is going to end up getting whacked for this incompetence. Hopefully, it is not innocent family members that have no clue what these barely out pampers kids were doing.

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  7. All that money couldn’t afford to buy a front license plate and installed. Next time when they’re out from prison fix that turn signal bulb or that third brake light that’s not working lol smh.

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  8. Mexican cartels lol!! Not all dope pushers are hooked up to cartels or they say they are organization,yeah right! Usually 70% are paisas moving dope,nothing organized from people that can hardly read or sometimes write!

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    1. Agree with u Chema. This is NOTHING NEW in central California. BELIEVE ME no pushers in the 209 wanna be cartel members lol. Having a BOSS is Lame ass f..k...G.C.

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  9. r.i.p to thee other people that were in thee helicopter.

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  10. Young guys in prison, their asses will be worth a lot there jajaja, they deserve whatever they get.

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  11. Someone gave law enforcement the heads up. That’s the only way something happens is anonymous tips or informants.

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  12. Great bust! I am sure they are going to talk more with the FBI, in order to get thier 20 year + sentence reduced.

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  13. Pixley, McFarland, Earlimart have long been high yield, low profile areas for drugs. Too bad the California A.G. dismantled the only agency capable of putting them out of the production business.

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