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SoCal Drug Ring Bust: Over 100 Arrests with Multiple Charges in California

SoCal Drug Ring Bust: Over 100 Arrests with Multiple Charges in California

Los Angeles, CA: A large-scale narcotics bust in Southern California resulted in the arrest of more than 100 individuals.

The Riverside Police Department reported that the undercover operation focused on the area of Magnolia Avenue between Pierce Street and Van Buren Boulevard.

“Operation Street Sweeper” was a multi-day police operation that began in response to “increased criminal activity and complaints from community members and businesses,” according to the department.

Methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, PCP, and Psilocybin mushrooms were among the illicit substances purchased by 46 individuals over the course of three weeks.

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Offenses related to the sale of narcotics led to the arrest of 33 of 44 suspected drug dealers during a three-day investigation. The breakdown is as follows:

  • 32 misdemeanor arrests were made for trespassing, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia, and illegal possession of controlled substances
  • 21 outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants for shoplifting, petty theft, trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of controlled substances, and being under the influence of a controlled substance
  • 15 arrests for violation of parole, probation, and post-release community supervision
  • 3 outstanding felony arrest warrants
  • 3 probation searches were conducted at local motel rooms
  • 2 search warrants were served at local residences

The massive raid resulted in the arrest of 104 individuals. The majority of the individuals apprehended, according to the police, were claiming to be homeless or residing in different hotels along Magnolia Avenue.

Police found a wanted woman during a probation search of a motel room. She was involved in a drunk-driving felony crash that occurred in 2022 and severely injured two ladies and a 4-year-old boy.

There was a man in her motel room who had a warrant out for burglary as well. Cops also found stolen goods valued at several thousand dollars on the man’s person.

There was a “immediate and significant decrease” in the number of events requiring medical assistance and police responses along the Magnolia Avenue corridor after the arrests, according to authorities.

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