4 Paso Robles men arrested for drug trafficking
September 20, 2012
Four Paso Robles men accused of drug trafficking throughout three counties were arrested Tuesday following a multi-agency investigation.
FBI agents, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives and California Highway Patrol officers arrested four men for conspiracy to distribute narcotics throughout Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. During the arrests and subsequent searches in Paso Robles and Atascadero, officials seized over $80,000 in street value methamphetamine and cocaine.
All four suspects have ties to a production and distribution ring originating in Mexico with passage through Los Angeles drug trafficking groups, officials said.
Two suspects, Edgar Paul Alvarez-Rendon, 24, and Jesus Alejandro Alcala-Martinez, 24, fled prior to the arrival of
investigators and remain at large.
Officers arrested Sixto Alejandro Valdez-Beltran, 44, Jesus Telesoforo Torres-Rodriguez, 44, Juan Manual Torres-Flores, 26, Samuel Cerna, 25, for conspiracy to distribute narcotics.