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Over $70K in Meth Found at Watsonville Home

Police also found a stolen gun and cash in a routine traffic stop.

Contributed by the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team:

On Jan. 16 at about 3:17 p.m., members from the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was driven by Adan Nunez-Torres in the area of Green Valley Rd, and Celia Dr.

During the stop it was determined that Torres was driving without a license. A ubsequent search of his vehicle revealed approximately 2.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine. Torres was arrested for transportation of a controlled substance.

After Torres’ arrest, the case was turned over to the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team (SCCACT) for further investigation. The SCCACT was able to secure a search warrant for the residence at 35 Alegre Dr., in Watsonville, as they believed this was a location that Torres was using to stash further narcotics.

At 5:15, the SCCACT assisted by agents from Homeland Security Investigations served the search warrant at the residence. Agents located approximately 1.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, cutting agents, packaging materials, a digital scale, a loaded .45 caliber handgun, and a reported stolen 9mm handgun. Agents also located and seized $3,000 in cash.

The street value of all of the methamphetamine that was located is estimated to be over $70,000.

Torres was taken to Santa Cruz County Jail and HSI also placed an immigration hold on Torres.

The SCCACT would ask anyone with information about this case to call the tipline at 831-454-2320.

Susan O'Day January 18, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Oh yeah, that's a great suggestion........
HizDesign January 18, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Hi David, I'll be out and about today ....and will try to drop by a few minutes....after 12 before 5 lol
Susan O'Day January 19, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Hurrah for the gang force...A few more to get in the same vicinity and I know it's only a matter of time before you get them...keep up the good work!!!!!!!
Sick of the lowlife scum bangers January 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM
The larger problem remains in that for any 100 cars stopped you are going to find this type of thing in at least ten of them. In Watsonville the drug seller, gang banger 'life style' is not only prevalent but encouraged. Until the population as a whole decides to do some thing about this Watsonville will remain the drug store for the bay area.
Susan O'Day February 01, 2013 at 06:15 PM
I agree..how do you propose the population as a whole does that?

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