Three arrested in Vallejo drug raids


At about 2 p.m. Thursday, officers from a variety of law enforcement agencies served search warrants on a home in the 200 block of 13th street in Vallejo and another in the 1100 block of Lewis Avenue just outside Vallejo city limits, according to the sheriff's office. Two people were arrested in one of the homes, and a third shortly after in a traffic stop.

The raids were the result of two months of investigations conducted by local members of the California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team and the Solano County Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Investigators arrested Francisco Gonzales, 25, and Gerardo Ramirez, 34, at the home on Lewis Avenue. They also seized 33 grams of methamphetamine, 97 grams of marijuana, 8 grams of cocaine, digital scales and packaging material from the home.

At the home on 13th Street, officers seized three handguns, one reportedly stolen in Nevada. They also found more than $10,000 in cash. The money is believed to be proceeds from selling drugs, according to the sheriff's office.

Officers conducted a traffic stop near Georgia and Monterey streets to arrest a third suspect in their investigation. Roberto Gonzales, 32, of Vallejo tried to flee the scene before his arrest, colliding with another vehicle in the intersection, according to the sheriff's office.

Officers found nearly 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine inside Gonzales' car, packaged for sale. They also located cocaine and Vicodin, morphine and oxycodone pills all packaged for sale, digital scales, packaging material and a loaded .45 semi-automatic handgun, according to the sheriff's office.

The drugs' combined street value is estimated at $32,500.

All three men were booked at the Solano County jail for possession of methamphetamine for sale, transportation of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics for sale, possession of a firearm while in possession of narcotics, possession of a firearm while committing a felony, conspiracy, and possession and use of a false compartment to conceal a controlled substance. They are each being held on a $250,000 bail.

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