After a six-month drug investigation, the investigation is now over. As a result, six have been arrested and $1 million in hashish and marijuana
Participating in the investigation was the Santa Barbara Regional Narcotic Enforcement Team, the Narcotic Suppression Team, and federal officers. Together, this large drug bust was possible and more drugs were taken off of the street, keeping them out of the hands of young people and saving lives in the process.
Cash and weapons were also seized and the six Santa Maria men were taken into custody. However, another man from Santa Maria and one from Santa Barbara escaped being captured.
Police Chief Danny Macagni says that search warrants had been served on March 13 and that the drug bust was announced on March 26. At this time there is an ongoing investigation regarding the ties of one of the suspects to a Santa Barbara medical marijuana facility.