FBI offers reward for arrest of Victor Speedy Gonzales
April 9, 2015
CORRECTION: The photo originally posted was of the wrong Victor Speedy Gonzales.
By KAREN VELIE
The FBI is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of Victor Speedy Gonzales, 36, a Nipomo man allegedly involved in a Central Coast drug trafficking ring dubbed “All in the Family.”
On Tuesday, FBI agents and local officers arrested 12 members of the alleged Central Coast drug dealing organization. The Rocha family and their affiliates allegedly distributed highly potent and pure narcotics in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, including near Mesa Middle School in Arroyo Grande.
Authorities are still looking for Gonzales, who they say is armed and dangerous.
After a source asked agents if a reward was available for information leading to the arrest of Gonzales, agents said an undetermined reward amount would be made available if information leads to an arrest.
The 12 defendants arrested in Tuesday’s “All in the Family” operation were in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Wednesday for an initial appearance before a federal magistrate. Listed below is the current status for each.
Defendants who have been detained or whose hearings have been continued to another date are being detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles.
Jose Alfredo Rocha, Sr., 52, of Nipomo – continued to April 10.
Irene Rocha, 49, or Nipomo – detained with bail denied.
Jose Alfredo Rocha, Jr., 24, of Nipomo – continued to April 14.
Tony Perfecto Rocha, 23, of Nipomo – continued to April 10.
Anna Rosa Rocha, 28, of Nipomo – released on $50,000 bond.
Maria Ynez Flores, 19, of Nipomo – released on $75,000 bond.
Jim Elkins, 59, of Grover Beach – continued to April 13.
Emil Brieg IV, 19, of Oceano – released on $50,000 bond.
Kyle Joseph Edelen, 31, of Nipomo – continued to April 10.
Frank Eugene Martinez, 26, Nipomo – continued to April 10.
Peter Bernard Salinas, 55, of Oceano – detained with bail denied.
Chase Ross Twomey, 26, of Nipomo – continued to April 14.