Four Paso Robles men were arrested as a result of a drug sweep on Tuesday.
The sweep was conducted by members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Santa Maria Central Coast Safe Streets Task Force, detectives from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Gang Task Force and officers of the California Highway Patrol.
According to a press release from the SLO sheriff’s office, members of the multi-agency team served search and arrest warrants at the 7000 block of Old Adobe Way in Atascadero that resulted in the arrests of four males for conspiracy to distribute narcotics throughout Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and SLO counties.
The four arrested were Sixto Alejandro Valdez-Beltran, 44, Jesus Telesoforo Torres-Rodriguez, 44, Juan Manual Torres-Flores, 26, and Samuel Cerna, 25. All four are from Paso Robles.
Investigators say that during the arrests and subsequent searches of locations in Paso Robles and rural Atascadero more than $80,000 in street value methamphetamine and cocaine were seized. Sheriff’s detectives recovered a .45 caliber pistol that was stolen from Tulare County.
All four individuals are suspected of distributing methamphetamine and cocaine with direct ties to a production and distribution ring originating in Mexico with passage through Los Angeles drug trafficking groups.
Investigators say two suspects fled the scene in rural Atascadero prior to the arrival of investigators and they remain at large at this time.
One of the men at large is Edgar Paul Alvarez-Rendon, 24, of Paso Robles, who is described as a Hispanic male adult, 5’9”, 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. The other is Jesus Alejandro Alcala-Martinez, 24, of Atascadero, who is described as a Hispanic male adult 5’8”, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone having information regarding the two suspects is asked to call the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office at (805) 781-4550. Photos of two suspects at large will be sent in a separate email.
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