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Undercover Operation Nets $5M in Meth, Some Stored in Frosted Flakes Box

The undercover task force operation took place Jan. 10 in Murrieta.

Stored in these boxes, an estimated $5 million in meth was recovered Jan. 10, 2014 in Murrieta. Photo/Murrieta Police Department
Stored in these boxes, an estimated $5 million in meth was recovered Jan. 10, 2014 in Murrieta. Photo/Murrieta Police Department

Three members of a suspected Mexican drug trafficking ring were jailed in lieu of $1 million bail after they allegedly delivered 50 pounds of methamphetamine—some of it stored in a cereal box—to an undercover task force officer in Murrieta, police said.

The arrests on Friday, Jan. 10, were the result of an infiltration of the Hemet-based trafficking organization, Murrieta police Lt. Tony Conrad said in a news release Thursday.

After a day-long operation that took place in a commercial area of Murrieta, the three suspects arrested were: Donaciano Ramirez-Guerra, 36; Jovanny Aguirre, 22; and Jorge Hugo Guzman, 26.

The seized meth had an estimated street value of $5 million, according to Conrad.

A photo taken by Murrieta police showed the packages of drugs were hidden inside cardboard boxes, including a blue Frosted Flakes box.

As of Thursday, Ramirez-Guerra, Aguirre and Guzman remained behind bars at Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony, transportation of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine for sales purposes. They were tentatively due in court Feb. 19, jail records showed.

Conrad said the take-down was a collaboration between Murrieta officers and the California Department of Justice Inland Allied Task Force—INCA—to which one Murrieta detective is assigned full-time.

The Inland Crackdown Allied Task Force was described as a multi-agency task force with participation by federal, state and local agencies targeting major Colombian and Mexican drug cartels within the Inland Empire region of the Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

“Our detectives did assist with this operation,” Conrad said.

“This seizure represents the significant achievements that can be obtained when local, state and federal law enforcement partners work together to keep our communities drug free.”

Philip rivers January 17, 2014 at 09:13 AM
Don't f around in our town..
kristin c January 17, 2014 at 10:27 AM
So if my comment about how Mexicans and Columbians got into our country was deleted because it wasn't PC, then you need to delete Alecs comment as well. Thank you very much.
SA January 17, 2014 at 10:50 AM
@Communist Hidell you should return to your home hole, slam a needle in your arm and be done with it…It is liberal minded people such as yourself that have caused the drug problem to escalate in this country. Not to mention when “teen idols” are busted for dope (or a like offenses), they are slapped on the wrist and sent to rehab which gives our youth the impression that drugs are not that bad… I would love to see everything legal, let to loadies OD so normal people will not pick up a meth habit because it is legal. (Adults pushing on kids are emotional rapist depriving children of their lives.)
Just my opinion January 17, 2014 at 11:43 AM
If we are serious about getting to the sources - we need to destroy all the opium fields in Afghanistan (90%0 world's supply and funding mech for terrorism), and put the military instead of the police after the meth labs, meth smugglers, coca fields, coke cartels, etc. Go in and air strike em. Take em all out - no arrests - shoot on site. Napalm, daisy cutters, Yeee ha...M' F'rs...Giddie-up. Mass death squads smells like victory to me. Yippie, death from aboveand to hell with PC'rs.....and civil righters ........or just give in, legalize it, make iut too cheap for the black market, and tax it all. All the liberal Hollywood pukes are gonna use it anyway
Steve Newman January 17, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Alec- go home- you don't like it here- go back to your sand dune roots with your jihad and leave real amercians to deal with our problems- getting advice from you is-counterproductive.
Alek J Hidell January 17, 2014 at 01:39 PM
The "real Americans" you include yourself into are the ignorant low-information voters that Rush Limbaugh talks about...the idiots that volunteer for wars-for-profit and blindly believe their "freedom" is being protected by the State... the reason the Vietnam and Afghanistan wars were fought were to PROTECT the opium fields from their enemies--the Vietcong and Taliban. THAT's why heroin is now the drug of choice in IE.
SA January 17, 2014 at 01:59 PM
How interesting that Communist Hidell mentioned Rush; however Rush refers to “low information voter” as lazy liberals that want the government to wipe their asses for them and not take on personal responsibilities.
Steve Newman January 17, 2014 at 02:08 PM
Alek- people who bad mouth their adopted country should be deported back to their country of origin. If it was so good for you, why are you here , in your central Murrieta ghetto house. And crack is the drug of choice in the IE, not H. But since you are so high on H, you can't possibly know the difference. How is the jihad coming along- don't really know what makes you guys tick- except that bomb vest you wear.
Alek J Hidell January 17, 2014 at 02:09 PM
Both the "Communists" in Vietnam AND the Taliban (when they were in power) destroyed all opium production in their nations, Mao's troops in China were threatening the Golden Triangle so the KMT protected that economy, the French came into the fight, the US after the French ran, there's your history of Vietnam. The Taliban were strict Muslims who also burnt all Afghan poppies. Someone had to stop them. So we somehow made them the enemy. Now you dullards are all caught up on drugs and US global policy. And your teens are junkies snorting smack. God Bless America
Jeff Kleiner January 17, 2014 at 02:16 PM
LOL.....then why is it the highest welfare dollars go to red states in the South? White Appalachian's who can afford AR-15's but not get a job and pay for the real necessities of life.... SA....your buddy and mine keeps calling names, why don't you ever call him out....LOL. Because your both Right wing secessionists.
Jeff Kleiner January 17, 2014 at 02:30 PM
So where do we send Conservative Confederates when they bad mouth "OUR" country like you Stevie? Do we round you up and send your sorry butt to Hemet and then pass the Immigration Reform bill AMNESTY and make you live with all the new American citizens....ROFLMAO!!!!!!
Jeff Kleiner January 17, 2014 at 02:31 PM
Well I forgot, they already live in your foreclosure neighborhood...LOL.
Steve Newman January 17, 2014 at 02:37 PM
Convict Kleiner- your cartoon mind is working overtime. I do not bad mouth my country-that is you and Alek. I do not live in a forelosure neighborhood, not like running deer in le. And I am a home owner- you are a pitiful renter- is that section 8 housing you live in like Alek? And immigration reform will not happen in your life time Convict. have a number of neighbors who are hispanic we get along just fine Again, off subject short pants.
Jeff Kleiner January 17, 2014 at 02:49 PM
Stevie Newman knows nothing about bail. So he makes it up and hopes know one clicks the button a couple of times and looks up the TRUTH about bail bonds. If an Illegal immigrant were released for any reason once they commit a crime they are immediately sent to ICE to sort out their status. Illegal immigrants can receive immigration bonds....How do I get an immigration bond? There are two ways to pay for an immigration bond: Surety bond– The detainee's friends or family can work with an immigration bond agent to get a surety bond. The agent will typically charge 15-20% of the total bond amount, and the money or collateral you furnish is non-refundable. Cash bond – The detainee's friends or family can pay the full bond amount directly to ICE, and that money will be refunded once the detainee has attended all mandatory hearings in immigration court. The cash bond can be paid by cash, money order, Cashier's check, or U.S. bonds or notes.
Steve Newman January 17, 2014 at 03:42 PM
Convict- the proof of what you said is in the posts to the patch- I too can print them out. 10 posts to Alek about him being Muslim- probably only three. And small claims is not designed for "slander cases"- like you will ever have one. It is for lost money cases- and you have not lost any money because of dealings with me. Like I have said before- you troll the patch till you see my name, then no matter what the subject- jump right in with personal attacks. That is text book stalking- along with disclosing my wifes terminal medical condition, and your make believe on why I left the PD.I retired after 20- that is why I left. So just leave things alone-you boar me- and others-yawn.
Jeff Kleiner January 17, 2014 at 03:57 PM
You told everybody her condition and everything else is out there on the web, just type in your hilarious name.......DYKE. No, like others I have my own web site to maintain which takes hours and hours of research, you spend all your time on Patch.
Jeff Kleiner January 17, 2014 at 03:59 PM
Just like the typical Conservative.....DO ONTO OTHERS BUT NOT TO ME.....ROFLMAO @ Stevie.
Jeff Kleiner January 17, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Like I said to your buddy........everything I can within the legal system......I can prove that I lost a work possibility. I am not wheel chair bound....like you are home bound...LOL
Jeff Kleiner January 17, 2014 at 04:12 PM
First of all, there are certain conditions that must be met for the statement to be classed as defamatory. These are: 1. There has to be an untruthful and defamatory statement made in the first place. 2. The statement must identify the claimant. 3. The statement must have been communicated to a third party (i.e. the comments have to be made sufficiently public). 4. The statement must be in a form of words which would tend to lower the claimant in the estimation of ‘right thinking members of society generally', expose the claimant to hatred, contempt or ridicule, or cause the claimant to be shunned or avoided. 5. The claimant must have suffered some form of special damage as a result of the defamatory comments (usually required to be some form of actual or potential financial damage, although damage to reputation can also be considered).
Jeff Kleiner January 17, 2014 at 04:13 PM
I see more money than you can possibly make selling printing out of your home office....LOL
Steve Newman January 17, 2014 at 04:45 PM
Blah, blah- you have met the conditions for a defamation claim-thanks
Sherry January 17, 2014 at 04:45 PM
wow..this article brought all this on? Call the Fire dept. someone needs to hose these guys down.
Steve Newman January 17, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Sherry- no- this article was just the trigger for convict Kleienr- to unleash his pent up rage at me-and I do not sit idly by while someone insults me or my family. If you knew his history with others, you would see that he has special needs for attention and does this to get attention. Besides- I already had my shower today.
liss January 17, 2014 at 06:48 PM
LOVE SEEING SHIT LIKE THIS I THINK ITS GREAT ....... :)~ NOW PUT A BAND AROUND THESE DRUGGIES IF THEY SHALL GET OUT .... THEY NEED A TATTOO ON THERE FACE SAYING DRUG SELLER.
Jeff Kleiner January 17, 2014 at 07:44 PM
Stevie, are you completely brain dead? YOU STARTED IT. You attacked Alec and I rightfully came down and pinned you and made you scream......stop posting things about me Jeff, because I might cry....LOL.
Steve Newman January 17, 2014 at 08:57 PM
Convict- Brain dead- boy are you the one to talk- "You started it"- what are you 12? You rightfully came down on me and pinned me-you couldn't pin Cindy- not less me. And the only one that is going to cry swimmer, is you. You already did in court-in a wheel chair- whine more Jeff- it is impressive. And Alec can defend himself- he certainly does not need you ineptness. Have a good MLK- MLK had a dream, Obama has a drone. Funny shit from Rev Wright, his boy.
Alek J Hidell January 18, 2014 at 12:45 AM
get a room you two closets, and no revenge outing... savage rascals
John Smith January 18, 2014 at 12:44 PM
The moron KKK racist Klanner on Running Deer is making us laugh so hard every day. He thinks no one remembers! Hey Klanner please point to the link that shows Steve Newman's wife's medical file is "all over the web" as you said. Idiot. The stalking clown of the IE should go back to stalking women on dating sites.
Steve Newman January 18, 2014 at 03:37 PM
Don't be jealous Alek- there is plenty of Jeff to go around- and around, and around.
Steve Newman January 20, 2014 at 03:13 PM
Appears this thread is dead-wow I am a poet- Now CK will have to look elsewhere to harass me.

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