Feb 3, 2016 11:55 AM by News Staff
North State drug agents arrested eight people in connection with a large scale drug trafficking operation that began more than two years ago.
Narcotics agents conducted raids Jan. 28 netting them sizeable amounts of drugs, drug money and weapons throughout the county.
Butte Interagency Narcotics Taskforce (BINTF) along with agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency executed multiple search warrants throughout Sutter, Stanislaus and Sacramento counties over the course of a day. During these searches, agents seized approximately 20 pounds of methamphetamine, 3 pounds of cocaine, and approximately $100,000 in currency.
The investigation started in October on 2013 and agents arrested 19 people in connection with the sale of large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin.
During the course of the two-year investigation, BINTF Detectives wrote and served more than 35 search warrants and made numerous arrests. Through these search warrants, BINTF Detectives seized 25 firearms and took part in the seizure of approximately 45 pounds of methamphetamine, 6 ounces of heroin and $230,000.00 Currency.
BINTF Detectives believe that the U.S. Currency seized was money gained from the sales of drugs. The following subjects were arrested, for drug related offenses within Butte County:
Francisco Gonzalez - 31, Gridley
Christina Guzman – 28, Gridley
Joseph Randolph – 43, Gridley
Adrian Ramirez – 43, Gridley
Sammy Ramirez – 20, Gridley
Amber Bonner – 30, Chico
Daniel High – 33, Chico
Aaron Button – 37, Durham
Jennifer Dodge – 32, Paradise
Brian Hill – 51, Magalia
Jennifer Crismon – 27, Oroville
Christopher Goodson – 40, Oroville
Sophia Silva – 26, Oroville
Clarissa Barker – 26, Oroville
Jeremiah Weed – 31, Oroville
Adam Jenkins – 31, Oroville
Thai Thao – 39, Oroville
Sonny Cloud – 35, Oroville
Jeremy Appleyard – 40, Oroville
Pedro Fuentes – 33, Yuba City
Vicente Velazquez – 42, Yuba City
Arnulfo Sanchez-Aguilar – 39, Yuba City
Edwin Arambulo – 26, Yuba City
Daniella Jauregui-Santana – 29, Yuba City
Leonel Villa Lopez – 44, Modesto
Luis Fernandez Contreras – 27, Modesto
Armando Sylvester Solis – 41, Live Oak