Butte Narcotics Task Force Bust Suspected Drug Traffickers

Jun 7, 2013 1:33 PM

Yesterday a search warrant obtained by the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force was executed with the assistance of the Chico Police Department at 77 Jackie Drive in Chico. As a result of the search, agents located 97.5 grams of methamphetamine (0.21 pounds), 11 grams of cocaine, 40 Dilaudid pills, and a 9 mm pistol which was previously reported stolen. Agents also found a total of $14,230 in US currency believed to be proceeds from the sale of narcotics, according to the Task Force’s press release.

The search warrant was issued after several months of investigation by the BINTF into the suspected drug trafficking of a Miguel Perez-Calles and his associates. Prior to executing the search warrant, BINTF established a surveillance of the residence at 77 Jackie Drive which reportedly observed Perez-Calles along with associate Michael Renteria leave the residence in a BMW sedan. At the request of the Task Force, Chico PD officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle near the intersection of East Avenue and Floral Avenue. The vehicle was searched and agents located several heat-sealed plastic packages containing meth hidden inside of utility razor knives. The packages in total weighed 27.5 grams. Agents also located more Dilaudid pills, which neither occupant had a prescription for.

After the traffic stop agents entered the residence where agents located a Rebecca Perez-Castro and two children, ages two and three. Perez-Calles Renteria, and Perez-Castro were arrested for possession of narcotics for sale. Perez-Calles and Perez-Castro were arrested as well for possession of a stolen firearm. The children were detained and released to the Butte County Children Services Division.


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