Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Task Force Investigation Results In Drug Arrests

On Friday, June 12, 2009, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s multi-agency drug task forces (HIDTA & CAL-MMET) concluded a 2-month investigation into a Sacramento/Bay Area cocaine-distribution network when detectives served a search warrant at a home in the 6000 block of Belleau Wood Lane in Sacramento. Taken into custody and booked into the Sacramento County Mail Jail were Sacramento residents Fidel Raymundo (64), his son, Abel Raymundo (30) and Bay Area resident, Martin Campos (35).
As a result of the investigation local and federal task force investigators (representing the Drug Enforcement Agency, Sacramento County Probation Department, Folsom Police Department, Sacramento Police Department, Citrus Heights Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department) seized 5 kilos of cocaine (11 pounds) with an estimated street value of $750,000.00; 223 grams marijuana; one semi-automatic handgun; and nearly $9,000.00 in cash.

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program is a federally funded anti-drug program that enhances and coordinates drug control efforts among local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies. The program provides agencies with coordination, equipment, technology, and additional resources to combat drug trafficking and its harmful consequences in critical regions of the United States.

The California Multijurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team (CAL-MMET) Program works in conjunction with the federally funded Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (CV HIDTA) to intensify the current methamphetamine eradication efforts of those participating law enforcement agencies by providing additional resources for investigators and prosecutors specializing in methamphetamine offenses, as well as support staff, equipment, training and facilities. The Central Valley region has been identified as an area of the state where there is a high concentration of methamphetamine activity.

Fidel Raymundo was booked on the charge of transportation, sale, distribution of a controlled substance. Abel Raymundo was booked on the charges of transportation, sale, distribution of a controlled substance; possession or purchase for sale of a controlled substance; and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm. Martin Campos was booked on the charges of transportation, sale, distribution of a controlled substance and possession or purchase for sale of a controlled substance.

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