Mon. Mar 27th, 2023

Federal authorities served warrants at multiple sites including some in Santa Ana and Anaheim on Thursday morning, April 26, arresting seven people and seizing a sizable haul of contraband, according to the O.C. Register.

According to a criminal complaint, several transactions involving guns and drugs took place at the Santa Ana home. A man and woman were seen taken away in restraints at the location. A third man was detained then released. There were also four children at the home during the raid, according to ABC.

The warrants, served by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, FBI and Anaheim police, were served in Santa Ana and other locations, according to NBC4.

A total of seven people were charged while an eighth suspect was arrested in Santa Ana after a nine-month investigation into drug and gun sales in Orange County, according to federal authorities.

Weapons that were seized included 13 handguns, 13 rifles, eight shotguns and a hand grenade. Investigators also took about 4.43 pounds of methamphetamine.

One of the suspects offered to sell an informant a gun with a 100 round drum for $700 and that informant was also offered a one-gram sample of methamphetamine.

Suspects that were arrested included Victor Vasquez, 27 and Emilio Moure, 38, of Victorville, Juanita Hernandez, 38, Maricela Hernandez, 33, Maria Baltazar, 32 and Jose Castro, 29 of Santa Ana and Kathia Granados, 27 of Anaheim.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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