Four Arrested, Two At Large in FBI Drug Investigation in SLO Counties but Ties to Other Locations
Four people were arrested and two are wanted on suspicion of conspiracy to distribute drugs throughout Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. As part of an FBI drug investigation, Detectives served search and arrest warrants at locations in Paso Robles and rural Atascadero on Tuesday. They found methamphetamine and cocaine with an estimated street value of $80,000 while a .45 caliber pistol that was stolen from Tulare County was also recovered. Investigators say the suspects have direct ties to a drug production and distribution ring in Mexico with passage through Los Angeles drug trafficking groups. The four arrested are all in their 20's and from Paso Robles and Atascadero. Two suspects took off before detectives arrived at the Atascadero location and they are identified as Edgar Paul Alvarez-Rendon and Jesus Alejandro Alcala-Martinez both 24 years of age. The FBI Santa Maria Central Coast Safe Streets Task Force is working on the case along with detectives from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and Gang Task Force and officers of the California Highway Patrol.