Drug Dealer Arrested
updated: Mar 26, 2014, 2:30 PM
A nearly three-month long narcotics investigation culminated with the arrest of
Renee Albert Zuniga, age 31, of Ventura, for possession of heroin for sale and
possession of methamphetamine for sale.
In January 2014 detectives from the Santa Barbara Police Department's Narcotics
Unit initiated an investigation into Zuniga's narcotics activities.
Investigation revealed that Zuniga, a parolee, was selling drugs to other
dealers and to street level users in Santa Barbara County, including within the
City of Santa Barbara. Investigation further revealed that he was storing his
drugs at his place of employment, Beach Motor & Tires at 4897 Carpinteria Avenue
in Carpinteria. On the morning of March 25, 2014 SBPD Narcotics detectives
obtained a search warrant for that location. Assisted by a State Parole agent
and a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's K-9 team, the detectives served the search
warrant at 1:00 p.m. that afternoon and contacted Zuniga. Roughly 6 ounces of
heroin and 9 grams of methamphetamine, valued at approximately $9000.00, were
recovered from the premise. Additionally over $53,000.00 in cash, believed to
be proceeds from drug sales, was seized.
Zuniga was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on the
aforementioned charges with a bail amount of $30,000.00. He was additionally
booked on a no-bail parole hold.
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|| KEYT is reporting that Santa Barbara Police officers are investigating suspicious activity at an automotive
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