$200K Meth Seizure Leads to Major Bust

$200K Meth Seizure Leads to Major Bust

Albert Cesar Razo

Santa Barbara County – The laws of supply and demand continue to impact the entrepreneurial endeavors of those who apparently have difficulty distinguishing between ordinary business risk and purely “risky business.”

Where there is demand, it is clear, supply—even when the commodity is a tightly controlled illegal chemical substance like methamphetamine—will somehow make its way into the marketplace.

Police show confiscated drugs and cash

Police show confiscated drugs and cash

Evidence of that surfaced on December 5th in the City of Lompoc just north of Santa Barbara when, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, detectives aligned with the Lompoc Police Department “obtained a warrant for the search of a North A Street residence occupied by Albert Cesar Razo, age 46”.

What the cops found in the home was certainly enough to make them take notice: more than a pound of processed methamphetamine, over two pounds of black heroin, and what can only be described as “oodles” of cash in small denominations which was photographed by detectives and presented to the media as indicative of Razo’s illegal activities.

Additionally, the street value of the illicit drugs, Hoover said, is estimated at “around $190,500.”

Given the highly productive search under the terms of the warrant, Razo was taken into custody at the scene and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, where he was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, and—while evidence of this charge was not released by Hoover—willful cruelty to a child likely to cause great bodily injury.

Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking, Lompoc Police Department

$200K Meth Seizure Leads to Major Bust was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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