Meth Dealer Arrested
updated: Dec 11, 2012, 9:38 AM
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
Over the course of a month-long drug investigation Santa Barbara Police Department detectives received
information that Santa Barbara area gang member Alejandro Mendibles Jr., age 44, was involved in the
sale of methamphetamine. Narcotics detectives obtained a search warrant for Mendibles's apartment on
the 400 block of Rancheria Street and his vehicles. On December 7, 2012 at 12:45 p.m., Mendibles was
contacted after he parked one of his cars in the Paseo Nuevo Mall parking lot. Mendibles was driving on
a suspended driver's license and he was arrested for that offense. The detectives then executed the
search warrant and found nearly ¼ pound of methamphetamine, packaged in various quantities for sale,
in Mendibles's other vehicle which was parked at his apartment complex on Rancheria Street. The
methamphetamine has a value of approximately $3,500.00 to $4,000.00. $2,187.00 in cash that
Mendibles had in his possession was seized as proceeds from drug sales.
Mendibles was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for possession of methamphetamine for sale and
driving on a suspended license with a bail amount of $30,000.00.
Photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.
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