Major Drug Supplier Arrested
updated: Oct 31, 2013, 12:24 PM
A two-week narcotics investigation culminated with the arrest of Hernan Lizardo Gutierrez, age 32, of Ventura, for possession of
cocaine for sale, transportation of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine for sale, and transportation of methamphetamine. Gutierrez was a major
supplier of illegal drugs in the City of Santa Barbara. Large quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, and cash were seized during this operation.
In mid-October 2013 detectives from the Santa Barbara Police Department's Narcotics Unit initiated an investigation into
Gutierrez's narcotics activities. The investigation resulted in Gutierrez being contacted during a traffic stop on 200 W. Haley Street at 8:50 a.m. on October
30, 2013. Gutierrez was found to be in possession of two ounces of cocaine and an ounce of methamphetamine and was subsequently arrested. Detectives
served a search warrant at Gutierrez's residence on the 200 block of N. Garden Street in Ventura and found significant quantities of cocaine,
methamphetamine, and cash. A 9mm pistol and a kilo press were also discovered. A kilo press is a device used in the packaging of narcotics to compress
drugs into rectangular shaped bricks approximately one kilogram in weight. In total, approximately 3 pounds of cocaine, 1.3 pounds of methamphetamine,
and over $90,000.00 in cash were seized. The value of the drugs is in excess of $40,000.00.
Gutierrez was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on the aforementioned charges with a bail amount of $100,000.00.
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