Restaurant owner, 3 others arrested in heroin sting

Mar 27, 2015 7:38 PM by News Staff

A Shingletown restaurant owner and three others were arrested Friday for allegedly running a heroin ring in Shasta County

Around 11:30 a.m. Redding police, along with Shasta County drug agents and Special Service Agents with the California Department of Corrections, conducted a sting operation that led to the arrests of Ramon Herrera, 62, of Shingletown, who owns the Shingle Shack Restaurant and Eduardo Garcia Salinas, 42, of Orange, in the area of Peppertree Lane and Brock Drive.

Just minutes after authorities arrested Herrera and Salinas, they stopped two of their known associates. Two additional suspects, 21-year-old Justin Nunez and 37-yearold Fernando Acosta, both of Perris, were taken into custody.

A search of the car driven by Nunez and Acosta yielded 5.78 of heroin packed into a Rice Krispies box.

All four men have been booked into the Shasta County Jail for possession of heroin, heroin sales, and conspiracy. The men are also facing federal prosecution.


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