Accused Drug Distributor Had 50+ Pounds of Pot and Meth, Napa Cops Say

After a multi-agency bust near Stockton, a 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of distributing marijuana and methamphetamine in Napa County, according to the sheriff's office. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

Napa Special Investigations Bureau agents, Napa police officers and Napa County sheriff's deputies seized about two pounds of methamphetamine and 50 pounds of processed marijuana after arresting a 32-year-old man in French Camp (San Joaquin County) Thursday, according to a news release from the :  

On September 13, 2012, at approximately 4:30 pm, NSIB agents along with Napa Sheriff’s deputies and Napa Police officers arrested a suspected drug dealer in San Joaquin County.

The suspect is Juan Arturo Camacho, age 32, who lives in French Camp, located on the outskirts of the City of Stockton, in San Joaquin County. 

It was determined, through a lengthy investigation, that Camacho was distributing narcotics into Napa County. 

As a result of the investigation, NSIB agents obtained four search warrants for locations in San Joaquin County that are believed to be connected with Camacho’s drug dealing practices. 

On September 13, 2012, at about 4:30 pm, Agents, officers and deputies located and arrested the suspected drug dealer on a dirt road outside French Camp, and found him in possession of 2 pounds of methamphetamine.

After arresting Camacho, agents served the search warrants, and located apx. 50 pounds of processed marijuana.

Camacho was booked into the Napa County Department of Corrections. on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale and committing a felony while on bail, according to Capt. Tracey Stewart of the sheriff's department.

Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

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Curt Williams September 16, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Why are Napa Police arresting people in San Joaquin County?  I understand it was a NSIB investigation, but wouldn't it be normal to pass off the arrest to the authorities of the jurisdiction of the suspect in question? Just wondering.
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" September 16, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Curt NSIB has state authorities in it. I think NSIB was using that arm to make the arrest. I was under the impression that if you are arrested in a county, You must be booked there and get an extradition hearing there.
Louisa Hufstader September 16, 2012 at 01:37 PM
The state Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement and CHP are NSIB partners. Extradition, though, does not apply intrastate. Napa cops of various agencies can make arrests in other counties and bring the suspects here if this is where they are believed to have offended.
MICHAEL WILSON "Republican Kid" September 16, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Learn somthing new everyday.


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