Arrest Came From a Month-Long Investigation
GREENFIELD—Agents from the Southern Monterey County Violence Suppression Collaboration (S.M.C.V.S.C.) served a state search warrant in the city of Greenfield in culmination of a month-long investigation that led the agents to arrest the homeowner Isaac Orlando Chan, who is known by the agencies involved as a member of a criminal street gang, on numerous charges.
The S.M.C.V.S.C. is comprised of officers from Monterey County agencies including the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, California Highway Patrol, California State Parole Department, and the Gonzales , Soledad, Greenfield, and King City Police Departments. Greenfield and King City are towns in central Monterey County along the 101 Freeway, south of Salinas and Soledad.
The search warrant was served on the 300 block of Eucalyptus Drive in Greenfield as part of a month-long investigation into the selling of narcotics. Officers found a marijuana garden located in the backyard during the service of the search warrant. Agents also found a dangerous “Honey Oil” laboratory in a converted shed at the same residence. These labs are dangerous due to the highly flammable butane that is used to extract the oil from the marijuana.
Authorities also located in the house approximately half a pound of crystal methamphetamine, six pounds of processed marijuana, packaging, US currency, and a loaded Black Smith & Wesson JCP .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun.
Chan is a known gang member who was selling the drugs to benefit a criminal street gang. He admitted to selling the drugs and profiting from their sale. He was arrested, transported and booked into the Monterey County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia, burglary, and bringing a controlled substance into the jail.
Isaac Chan’s history with law enforcement, according to available records, includes a January 2006 arrest for battery and vandalism with over $1,000 in damage. In 2011 he was arrested in January for possession of marijuana, and in April for vandalism, this time from throwing a rock through a window at a rental property. Then in July of 2012, having moved to his house on Eucalyptus, he was charged with trespassing on private property and refusing to leave, intercepting and divulging police radio communications, driving on a license suspended for reckless driving, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and violating his probation. Details of that incident were not available.