Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Yesterday, Sheriff’s detectives served two search warrants that resulted in the arrest of two suspects and the seizure of dangerous drugs and firearms. Narcotics detectives served a search warrant in the 800-block of Cieneguitas Road at around 8:30 a.m. which resulted in the arrests of 25-year-old Mousa Altayyeb and 28-year-old Yousef Altayyeb of Santa Barbara. Detectives served a second search warrant in the 4200-block of Pozzo Circle in Santa Barbara at around 10:07 a.m. related to the same investigation.

As a result of these warrants, detectives seized 334 grams of methamphetamine, 4 grams of cocaine, 84 grams of fentanyl “M30” pills, sales related packaging and indicia related to narcotics sales, a Ruger .38 Special revolver, a Sig Sauer P250 handgun, a Mossberg Maverick 12-gauge shotgun, a Smith and Wesson M&P15 rifle, four-30 round rifle magazines, and $22,111 in cash.

Mousa Altayyeb was booked at the Main Jail for possession of a controlled substance (felony), possession of a controlled substance for sales (felony), possession of a controlled substance for sales while armed with a loaded firearm (felony), conspiracy (felony), and possession of narcotics (misdemeanor). He was released without bail in compliance with Emergency Rule 4.

Yousef Altayyeb was booked at the Main Jail for possession of a controlled substance (felony), possession of a controlled substance for sales (felony), possession of a controlled substance for sales while armed with a loaded firearm (felony), conspiracy (felony), possession of narcotics (misdemeanor) and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (misdemeanor). He was released without bail in compliance with Emergency Rule 4.

The counterfeit “M30” pills that were seized in this operation are fentanyl made to look like prescription oxycodone. Counterfeit “M30” pills are a dangerous part of the opioid epidemic and are responsible for numerous overdoses and deaths nationwide. More information about these counterfeit pills can be found on the Drug Enforcement Agency’s website.

   
Yousef and Mousa Altayyeb (Photos: SBSO)
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m-cubed Aug 05, 2020 05:57 PM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

yeah.. given their age, etc. they probably feel like this ups their street cred. but all these guns, drugs, cash, etc. when i was in my 20s i knew guys with the same stuff you see in that picture and they were literal 'wanna-be' badasses. soft kids. the guns are for show and because they dont know what else to do with their ill-gotten cash. probably no laundering connections. not big players in the grand scheme of things. just naive idiots whose ability to obtain drugs made them more popular than they otherwise would have been in social circles. nonetheless they have been charged with felonies and these guys are in for a rude awakening.

Bene Aug 05, 2020 05:53 PM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

How did they get released without bail? I have heard of people charged with very small matters that are sitting in jail for months because they don't have the cash for bail. Is there some kind of organization that helps people who can't afford bail?

a-1596675725 Aug 05, 2020 06:02 PM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

Emergency Rule 4 - part of the same "covid" package that lets tenants not pay rent and prevenst all evictions for non-payment of rent. That is officially sanctioned robbery too - on paper you owe it; but in practical terms you get to walk out with no bail. Yes, the decision makers have gone mad. We elected them. This is what they did to us.

a-1596738106 Aug 06, 2020 11:21 AM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

Fentanyl plus meth = speedballs. Speedballs kill, as we will soon learn in an upcoming, high profile trial. Also took down John Belushi and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Ugly stuff.

Pebblehill Aug 05, 2020 10:59 PM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

These guys SUCK!! They have been drug dealers in town for years. Their Dad or uncle owns the gas station in Summerland where they have both worked and used it as a place to “befriend” and get many a young kid into their scene. Even dealing for them.

liberty Aug 06, 2020 07:13 AM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

Thank Governor Newsom, the ACLU, and the dems running CA for leading the charge on “released without bail.” Criminals get to go free, while small businesses face the wrath of the government shutdown rules. These are the leaders we have elected.

vvorker Aug 06, 2020 08:05 AM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

....are in for a rude awakening... Yes we are when we decide to enforce the Rule of Law. Until then it is the wild west again, wonder if this is bait, to inspire vigilantes to take justice seriously. Charlie Bronson had a movie series about one, and marvel comic books did "the Punisher" or is this truly generation Z and we are getting ready for the big sleep...

PitMix Aug 06, 2020 10:31 AM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

10% of crimes involve violence and need an armed sworn officer response. The other 90% of complaints could be handled by a combination of community service officers and mental health professionals, thus saving the taxpayers a boatload of money. Police unions will hate this but we should do what is best for society.

a-1596735925 Aug 06, 2020 10:45 AM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

So here will illustrate the problem with the no bail release. When these guys (or others like them) take off rather than show up for their day in court the state/county/city will not pursue them due to lack of funds. Eventually, when they are arrested the next time (and you know that they will be), they will be sent back to SB for trial (and hopefully not released without bail again). But in the meanwhile, they are dealing drugs and everything else that they can do to make money while staying under the radar. Under a bail system, should they jump bail, the the bondsman would hire someone to find them and bring them back. This would keep the arrestee from jumping bail in the first place. Let's see what happens with these characters.

Alexandria Aug 09, 2020 06:37 PM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

The worst part about this story is that the Narcotics detectives busted down the door of the wrong part of the house. Those boys live in an attached duplex to a main house. The Sheriff's busted down the door, guns drawn, to the front house where an innocent 12 year old resides and she was with her babysitter. They put the 12 year old in cuffs and would not even allow her to put her pants on. They detained the babysitter as well. After everything was said and done, they did not even apologize for their actions. Absolutely unacceptable to traumatize a child in such a way. And the landlord of the house, is not evicting the criminals, she is evicting the Mother and daughter who live in the front house. Really??

doulie Aug 09, 2020 09:56 PM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

Stating the residence is a duplex indicates there are two separate addresses for the property. If this is accurate, I only wonder which address was listed on the search warrant. I see no problem with the entry by deputies with their guns drawn. They probably had some information about weapons depicted in the photo or others.

Handcuffs on the 12-year-old but not the "babysitter?" Is this something you observed or were told.

Alexandria Aug 10, 2020 04:51 PM
Suspects Arrested for Narcotics and Firearms Possession

The problem with this situation, is that the landlord did not separate the address - so, while I initially understand breaking down the door, not knowing the difference, once they observed a child and a babysitter, they should have questioned and realized their mistake. Once they realized their mistake, they should have apologized and released the child and babysitter - instead of further traumatizing the child. I was informed of this situation by the mother of the child and the babysitter (I know them both)

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