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40 Face Charges After Large Crystal Meth Seizure | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

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Indictments were returned Wednesday against 40 people who face charges related to possession and distribution of methamphetamine and other drugs.

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Just curious

Sunbury, OH

#1 Jun 22, 2011
Is the street value given being inflated?

Police bust crystal meth ring
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<< >> An early-morning police raid on a Tracy farm Thursday, May 12, netted four people and a quantity of firearms and drugs.

Police arrested Javier Rodriguez, 28; Sindi Martinez, 25; Jose Martinez, 50; and Jose Espino, 24, all thought to be Mexican nationals, who had been living on an asparagus farm at 15888 S. Tracy Blvd.

Using a California Fish and Game boat, Tracy S.W.A.T. officers entered the farm from the San Joaquin River at 4 a.m., while Brentwood S.W.A.T. approached at the same time in a Ceres police armored vehicle to catch the suspects off guard.

The arrest involved several police agencies and more than 35 officers, including a California Highway Patrol airplane that circled the farm.

Police said they found the three men asleep in the main house, while Sindi Martinez was found sleeping inside an adjacent smaller house.

“We caught them by surprise,” Tracy police Sgt. Terry Miller said.“This is a significant bust, and they were a significant dealer.”

Miller said the investigation showed that the four people arrested were involved in supplying crystal methamphetamine in Tracy.

Police spokesman Sgt. Tony Sheneman said that while meth continues to be a problem in Tracy and throughout the United States — according to the Department of Justice, 70 percent of all methamphetamine in the country originates in California — he couldn’t recall such a large bust in the Tracy area.

During a search of the property, police recovered bags containing 1½ pounds of crystal meth, with a street value of about $18,000, as well as marijuana from inside a storage unit behind the main house.

(This article says the street value of 5 lbs. would be about $60,000, not $250,000 as reported).
Bill

Columbus, OH

#2 Jun 22, 2011
Yeah well these were white trash meth dealers, and you know their stuff is more top notch than Mexican Nationals
John Wayne

Sunbury, OH

#5 Jun 22, 2011
dang, now how will i keep my horse awake?
Git errr did

Columbus, OH

#7 Jun 22, 2011
John Wayne wrote:
dang, now how will i keep my horse awake?
Are you John Wayne? Is this me?
John Wayne

Sunbury, OH

#8 Jun 22, 2011
Git errr did wrote:
<quoted text>Are you John Wayne? Is this me?
I am. You are?
SAYWHAT

Pickerington, OH

#9 Jun 22, 2011
Way to Cuz...great work CPD!!!

Since: Feb 11

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#11 Jun 22, 2011
Great bust law enforcement!!
upset resident

Philo, OH

#12 Jun 22, 2011
The police in this town need to stop wasting the tax payers money and arrest some dangerous criminals.
what

Columbus, OH

#13 Jun 22, 2011
upset resident wrote:
The police in this town need to stop wasting the tax payers money and arrest some dangerous criminals.
These are dangerous criminals.
NEWSFLASH

Findlay, OH

#14 Jun 22, 2011
It's about time they go after real drug dealers instead of doctors.
Buster Hyman

Bowling Green, OH

#15 Jun 22, 2011
They'll all be out in six months for good behavior.
EastColumbus

Naperville, IL

#16 Jun 22, 2011
Thanks for some great work CPD and all involved. You are our heros. Thanks.
suzyq

Groveport, OH

#17 Jun 22, 2011
Just curious wrote:
Is the street value given being inflated?
Police bust crystal meth ring
by Denise Ellen Rizzo / Tracy Press Tracy Press
May 13, 2011 | 6327 views | 12 | 33 ||
view slideshow (10 images)
PREV NEXT
<< >> An early-morning police raid on a Tracy farm Thursday, May 12, netted four people and a quantity of firearms and drugs.
Police arrested Javier Rodriguez, 28; Sindi Martinez, 25; Jose Martinez, 50; and Jose Espino, 24, all thought to be Mexican nationals, who had been living on an asparagus farm at 15888 S. Tracy Blvd.
Using a California Fish and Game boat, Tracy S.W.A.T. officers entered the farm from the San Joaquin River at 4 a.m., while Brentwood S.W.A.T. approached at the same time in a Ceres police armored vehicle to catch the suspects off guard.
The arrest involved several police agencies and more than 35 officers, including a California Highway Patrol airplane that circled the farm.
Police said they found the three men asleep in the main house, while Sindi Martinez was found sleeping inside an adjacent smaller house.
“We caught them by surprise,” Tracy police Sgt. Terry Miller said.“This is a significant bust, and they were a significant dealer.”
Miller said the investigation showed that the four people arrested were involved in supplying crystal methamphetamine in Tracy.
Police spokesman Sgt. Tony Sheneman said that while meth continues to be a problem in Tracy and throughout the United States — according to the Department of Justice, 70 percent of all methamphetamine in the country originates in California — he couldn’t recall such a large bust in the Tracy area.
During a search of the property, police recovered bags containing 1½ pounds of crystal meth, with a street value of about $18,000, as well as marijuana from inside a storage unit behind the main house.
(This article says the street value of 5 lbs. would be about $60,000, not $250,000 as reported).
Yes they always seem to elevate the street value of narcotics in these busts to sound better. Plus the value changes in different areas, the article you are quoting is from CA, things are alot different in Ohio and we are nowhere near the border where the shit comes in!
This sounds like a great catch and another exaple of why weed will have to remain illegall when everytime we hear of a narcotic seizure involving the hard drugs like herion or cocaine, you hear abount weed along with it, weed alone seems to actually help some, not when it leads to the harder stuff though so it will probably need to remain illegal in my honest opinion and I used to smoke with the best of em wish I still could, the end result is just never a positive one though!
Sum Ting Wrong

Columbus, OH

#18 Jun 22, 2011
Just curious wrote:
Is the street value given being inflated?

(This article says the street value of 5 lbs. would be about $60,000, not $250,000 as reported).
The shipping helps to drive the cost up some. Hence locals will try to produce a cheaper homemade product thats not quite as pure or " user friendly" as the mega lab meth which is made in a clinical type setting of mass production, many of it being done in mexico.
suzyq

Groveport, OH

#19 Jun 22, 2011
NEWSFLASH wrote:
It's about time they go after real drug dealers instead of doctors.
Doctors that know they are prescribing addictive and dangersous medications and then take advantage of their patients making them have MRI.s Cat scans, blood tests and all kinds of other expensive procedures which are most of the time unecessary however they use these procedures as whoops to make their patients jump thru in order to get their prescribed meds, Im talking about the 2 in ten patients that actually need the pain meds and anxiety meds who have to do all this just to get the medication that their doctor recomended and prescribed, knowing the patient is physically and mentally dependant and needs the meds. these so called doctors should be treated ten fold worse than the DD! Its time doctors answer and stop taking advantage of their patients. Drug dealers, as bad as they are, never took an oath to actually do their very best to actually enhance ones health
TCC1111

Columbus, OH

#20 Jun 22, 2011
Smart for airing this story, now their going to scatter like cockroaches! Stupid COPS!
suzyq

Groveport, OH

#21 Jun 22, 2011
upset resident wrote:
The police in this town need to stop wasting the tax payers money and arrest some dangerous criminals.
What did they just do? Heroin, Chrystal Meth and Cocaine, what about the 15 firearms that could have been used on you? Give credit where its due!
TCC1111

Columbus, OH

#22 Jun 22, 2011
upset resident wrote:
The police in this town need to stop wasting the tax payers money and arrest some dangerous criminals.
Are you a frigging idiot? Meth heads will break down your door and beat you in the head with a hammer and kill you, for a doughnut!
jeeplady99

United States

#23 Jun 22, 2011
lock them up and as they say throw away the key
MR X

Reynoldsburg, OH

#24 Jun 22, 2011
EVERYBODY NEEDS TO KEPP MY MOMS NAME OUT THEIR MOUTH AND BROOKE IS NOT INNOCENT!!

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