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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2007 10:00 pm

STOCKTON - Authorities arrested 51 alleged gang members and seized $400,000 worth of drugs in a six-month investigation aimed at dismantling drug trafficking and gang activity in Stockton, police said.

In cooperation with federal authorities, Stockton police on Wednesday said they had arrested the alleged members and affiliates of the Norteno and South Side Stocktone gangs using 13 state and federal search warrants issued in the past six months.

Seventeen people were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking, and the remaining suspects were arrested on suspicion of various drug, firearms and probation violations and on outstanding warrants, authorities said.

Officers also seized 19 firearms, methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana, heroin, PCP and more than $32,000 in cash as part of the operation, police said.

Those seizures, and drugs confiscated in other, recent sweeps, have made it more difficult to buy drugs in Stockton, where the price of meth has roughly doubled since last July, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Tracy Police Department and the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office also participated in the investigation.

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  • posted at 7:08 am on Fri, Jul 27, 2007.


    are just a DROP IN THE BUCKET as to what they make every year, YEAR AFTER YEAR!

  • posted at 3:02 am on Fri, Jul 27, 2007.


    So when are the gangs in Lodi going to be cleaned up?



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