SCCACT continued a Month-Long Investigation
WATSONVILLE—The Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team (SCCACT), along with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), arrested a pair of high-level narcotic traffickers operating in Watsonville. They arrested 39-year-old German Alvarado and 28-year-old Hector Vaca, both residents of Watsonville.
On Wednesday November 26, at 2 pm, agents with the SCCACT team and the DEA concluded a month-long investigation in which they seized more than a pound of methamphetamine. Agents developed enough evidence that they were able to obtain arrest warrants for both Alvarado and Vaca.
They eventually executed the two warrants at their residences on the 300 block of Locust Street and the 100 block of Airport Road in Watsonville. During the search agents found additional narcotics that were packaged for sale. They also found evidence that the two were involved in transportation of the controlled substance, along with $40,000.00 of US currency.
Agents from the Santa Cruz County Auto Theft (SCARE) task force, California Highway Patrol, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Cruz Police Department supported both warrants.
“During our investigation we learned that Hector Vaca was arrested in April of 2013 in Southern California.” Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team Sergeant Peter Hansen wrote, “ He was arrested for transporting 2 kilos of cocaine and is currently on probation on that case.”
Both Alvarado and Vaca were transported to the Santa Cruz County Jail and booked on charges of sales, possession, and transportation of a controlled substance, and conspiracy to commit a felony.