Oceano man arrested in drug raid follow-up
December 16, 2015
Eight months after officers searched his home during a drug raid targeting a family narcotics business, authorities arrested an Oceano man on weapons and marijuana-related charges.
In April, FBI agents, CHP officers and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies conducted “Operation All in the Family,” in which they raided eight homes in SLO County and made 12 arrests. Investigators found more than 65 rifles, shotguns and handguns and about $165,000 in cash during the raids, according to the sheriff’s office.
The raids targeted the Rocha family in Nipomo, which was operating a methamphetamine and heroin trafficking operation, according to the sheriff’s office. Jose Alfredo Rocha; his wife Irene; and their sons, Tony Perfecto Rocha and Jose Alfredo Rocha Jr., allegedly acquired and stored drugs for sale and distribution to drug dealers in and around Nipomo and Santa Maria.
On Monday, the Sherrif’s Gang Task Force and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force arrested 32-year-old Octavio Castro as part of a follow-up investigation to the April operation. Officers arrested Castro around 8:45 a.m. after conducting a traffic stop on Elks Lane in San Luis Obispo and booked him into the county jail.
Castro faces numerous charges, including possession of an assault weapon, unlawful assault weapon activity, possession of a large capacity magazine and cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale.
Castro is no longer in custody, according to the county jail website.