A lengthy investigation into a drug trafficking ring concluded Thursday with the arrest of five men, including one from Turlock.
The Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency and United States Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the trafficking ring after receiving an anonymous tip that a business on Paradise Road in Modesto was selling narcotics.
Sgt. Jason Grogan, of the Modesto Police Department, led a team of SDEA and DEA agents in serving six search warrants in Turlock, Modesto, and Ceres. One of the warrants was served at Bob’s Transmission, located at 917 Paradise Rd. in Modesto, where the narcotics trafficking allegedly took place.
As a result of the investigation approximately two pounds of methamphetamine, an undisclosed amount of cocaine and marijuana, and $56,000 in cash were seized
"These types of narcotic traffickers serve as the suppliers to many street level drug dealers which are quite often linked to local gangs,” said Lt. Clint Raymer, commander of the SDEA. “SDEA and DEA will continue to focus on dismantling these drug trade organizations that exist in our community.”
Five subjects were arrested in the investigation and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges including conspiracy to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine:
-Alejandro Arenas, 45, of Turlock
-Abel Isais Cuevas, 33, of Modesto
-Jorge Jasso, 47, of Modesto
-Daniel Kee, 58, of Modesto
-Adam Cabrera, 31, of Ceres
SDEA and DEA agents seized $56,00 in cash, as well as two pounds of meth, and an undisclosed amount of cocaine and marijuana
Photo Courtesy of Modesto Police Department