Tulare County Authorities Dismantle Three Meth Labs; Thirteen Arrested
All photos courtesy of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office
Tulare County authorities have announced the arrests of thirteen people, as well as the dismantling of three meth labs and the seizure of a large amount of drugs and weapons, following a multi-agency narcotics investigation.
The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office worked with nine other law enforcement agencies to investigate a local drug trafficking organization, identifying three meth conversion labs.
Authorities obtained warrants and served them at the three locations. By the end of the operation, they’d confiscated over 1,100 pounds of meth, over a kilogram of cocaine, nearly two kilograms of heroin, and almost 80 pounds of marijuana, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Investigators also confiscated twenty-two guns and $11,000 in cash, as well as arresting thirteen people.
The thirteen arrested are identified as:
- Oscar Contreras (age 23)
- Antonio Alvarado Pulido (50)
- Angel Sanchez (51)
- Alma Gonzalez (50)
- Jose Luiz Felix Ochoa (32)
- Michael Scott Ackerman (60)
- Gabriel Sicairos Leon (24)
- Vickie Sanchez (47)
- Juan Carlos Ruiz Jr. (24)
- Javier Lopez (30)
- Sostenes Quintero (30)
- Yurico Ayon (36)
- Monico Ayon Fernandez (60)
Investigators are reportedly still searching for two outstanding suspects — identified as Raudel Corrales Ayon (age 39) and Leonel Robles Meraz (36).
All arrested suspects remain in custody on numerous narcotics-related charges.