LB Police make a record drug bust — 139 lbs of meth and cocaine off the streets
2010-07-15 · By Editor
At approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, detectives from the Long Beach Police Department’s Drug Investigations Section removed 139 pounds of narcotics from the streets and arrested three individuals in connection with the case.
The drug seizure is the result of a year-long investigation into the distribution of narcotics in Long Beach that led detectives to two locations, one in Long Beach and another in Compton.
On July 13, both locations were searched and police uncovered a large supply of methamphetamine and cocaine intended for distribution.
Largest Narcotics Seizure in LB History
Police collected 126 pounds of methamphetamine from the Long Beach location, which is in the area of Magnolia and Pacific Coast Highway. The Compton location, in the area of Santa Fe Avenue and Rosecrans Boulevard, held another 13 pounds of cocaine. The two narcotics seizures are estimated to have a combined street value of more than $10 million.
In the history of the Long Beach Police Department, this is a record amount of methamphetamine recovered in one drug bust.
Narcotics Investigation continues
The investigation is still ongoing, so police will only identify the individuals arrested as two Long Beach residents, a 40-year-old male and 37-year-old female, and a 46-year-old male resident of Compton.
The Long Beach Police Department encourages the community to call and report drug activity to its Narcotics Hotline, at (562) 570-7125. Callers can remain anonymous or leave their contact information if they would like a detective to call them back.
Anyone who may have additional information about this case is urged to call the Drug Investigations Section at (562) 570-7221.
This information is preliminary and has not been completely verified.