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Six Arrested in Narcotics Investigation
updated: May 17, 2012, 2:53 PM

Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

A multi-week narcotics investigation has resulted in the arrest of six people and the seizure of methamphetamine and stolen guns.

At approximately 5:45pm on Wednesday May 16, 2012, Santa Barbara Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives, with the assistance of the Santa Maria Police Department, served a search warrant on Larry Weber while he was at a business on the 900 block of N. Broadway in Santa Maria.

During the search, authorities located a concealed loaded semi-automatic handgun on Weber. A search of two vehicles associated with Weber uncovered a quarter pound of methamphetamine and burglary tools. The driver of one of the vehicles, identified as Tanya Valle (DOB: 12/31/78) was arrested for conspiracy to possess methamphetamines for sale.

As part of the investigation, a subsequent probation search was served in the 2400 block of N. Railroad Avenue in Santa Maria. During the probation search, four subjects were arrested, including Danny Chambers who was wanted for a probation violation warrant.

Upon officer's arriving at the residence, Chambers barricaded himself inside. After a short stand off, officer's made contact via telephone with Chambers who gave himself up without incident. During a search of the residence, another semi-automatic handgun was located concealed in a vehicle. Both guns seized in the operation were confirmed to be stolen.

The following is a list of the subjects arrested and their charges:

- Larry Weber (DOB: 02/02/80) of Santa Maria, California. 1. 182 PC - Conspiracy, 11378 H&S - Possession of a controlled substance for sale, 11379 H&S - Transportation of a controlled substance, 11370.1 H&S - Possession of a loaded firearm by a narcotics dealer, 29800 PC - Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 25850 PC - Possession of a concealed loaded firearm, 466 PC - Possession of burglary tools.

- Tanya Valle (DOB: 12/31/78) of Santa Maria, California. 1. 182 PC - Conspiracy, 11378 H&S - Possession of a controlled substance for sale, 11379 H&S - Transportation of a controlled substance. - Danny Chambers (DOB: 12/20/79) of Santa Maria, California. 1. 273.6 PC - Violate court order, 11364 H&S - Possess drug paraphernalia, 11550 H&S - Under the influence of a controlled substance, 30305 PC - Possession of ammo by a gang member and 1203.2 PC - Probation violation. - Manuel Garcia (DOB: 04/03/72) of Santa Maria. 1. 3056 PC - Parole violation. - Daniel Gil (DOB: 12/12/84) of Santa Maria, California. 11550(a) H&S - Under the influence of a controlled substance - Jessika Zepeda (DOB: 08/07/88) of Orcutt, California. 1. 11550(a) H&S - Under the influence of a controlled substance

Weber is being held on $100,000 bail. Chambers and Garcia are being held without bail. Valle is being held on $30,000 bail. Zepeda and Gil were cited and released.

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