Local law enforcement facilitates large drug bust

Sonora, Calif. – After a months-long effort, the Modesto Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit recently concluded a long-term investigation involving six search warrants in Stanislaus, Tuolumne and San Joaquin counties. The result has been the dismantling of a major drug trafficking organization that is considered the main source of drug supply for several dealers, including those operating in Tuolumne County. The investigation served 9 search warrants and lead to the arrest of 14 subjects on drug charges, ppossession with intent to distribute narcotics and several firearms offences. No other information was provided regarding where the search warrants were served. Here is the total quantity of drugs and equipment seized.

451 pounds of methamphetamine

160 gallons of liquid meth (equals 1100-1400 pounds of finished product)

11.5 pounds of cocaine

23 pounds of heroin

300 fentanyl tablets

26 pounds of marijuana

$155,717 in cash

9 guns

Modesto Police Department Major Crimes Unit conducted the investigation and thanked several law enforcement agencies that were involved, including the San Joaquin County SWAT Team, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit, Tuolumne County SWAT Team, Oakdale Police Department, FBI, DEA, and Stanislaus County District Attorney for their assistance with the multiple search warrants.