LB Police make a record drug bust — 139 lbs of meth and cocaine off the streets

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LBPD made a record bust on Tuesday, seizing 139 pounds of narcotics.

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.


5 Responses to “LB Police make a record drug bust — 139 lbs of meth and cocaine off the streets”
  1. Tucker says:

    Why do we need LBPD to tell us what we can put into our bodies? Why waste public funds on this year long investigation? Why not just focus on real crime? If someone is comitting violence to obtain drugs, then deal with that crime. But if individuals are participating in peaceful transactions and enjoying their drugs in a non-violent fashion, what does it matter. If drugs are as bad as these lawmakers believe, why not simply educate people of these facts?

  2. LBBecca says:

    Tucker – I not going to explain it because you won’t get it. Just know that you’re an idiot.

  3. Tucker says:

    Hey Becca, I know that I’m not the smartest person around, that’s why I ask so many questions!
    You’re right, I don’t get it, really. I don’t understand why people think they need Big Brother to tell them what to do. Why don’t we make candy illegal, it’s bad for you? Why not skydiving, skateboarding, or any other dangerous thing that gives you a rush? Why is it that drugs are the only outlaw? Alcohol is okay, for some reason, as is caffeine, although both are considered drugs. I think people can make decisions by themselves, and don’t need to be forced.

  4. worldiscrazy says:

    Because drugs are much much worse than alcohol, caffeine, and candy. It alters the body to become highly highly addicted. Once the person is addicted, she/he will lose himself/herself and become very dangerous. Also alcohol, caffeine, etc are regulated industries. Drug dealers can be very much selling poison disguised as drugs.

    And Tucker, didn’t you ever learn about the different types of drugs and their effects in school? I know I did in high school.

  5. Tucker says:

    Yeah, I did learn all about different drugs! Until I was blue in the face! And that’s exactly why I don’t need the government to tell me what to put in my body: because I’m educated. My original post suggests that is the way. We’ve tried your method, making it illegal, and it hasn’t worked. Let’s try mine and see.
    Go to an AA meeting and tell me alcohol isn’t addictive. You ever been to one of those? Depressing. Also, ask a coffee drinker if caffiene is addictive or not.
    You made my point for me, really, by saying the unregulated state of drugs is dangerous. If you legalize the drugs you can regulate contents and have legitimate businesses manufacture them. You ever buy ibuprofen off the street? No! Because your local dealer can’t compete with tylenol, et al.
    Unhealthy eating habits kill WAY more than drugs. Look at heart disease stats, obesity trends, etc.