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Task Force Makes Two Major Drug Trafficking Arrests

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A multi agency task force involving federal agencies made two drug trafficking related arrests.

Posted: Dec. 22, 2018 2:50 PM

​SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. - On December 19, 2018, the local Siskiyou Unified Major Investigation Team (SUMIT) made two major drug trafficking arrests in Siskiyou County after concluding a year long undercover operation. 

The investigation revealed that suspect Luis Alberto Valerio-Martinez  of Tulelake, was not only associated with the drug-trafficking allegations, but also associated with the criminal gang the Norteno's. 

Jose Arnulfo Alcala-Garcia of Tulelake was also arrested by SUMIT on suspect of criminal conspiracy and drug trafficking.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's office says officers seized 2-pounds of methamphetamine, 1-ounce of heroin, and large amounts of prescription pills from both Valerio-Martinez and Alcala-Garcia.

Both suspects were remanded to federal custody and will soon face drug-trafficking charges filed by the Eastern District of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, led by U.S. Attorney MacGregor Scott.

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