Alleged Gang Members Arrested in Santa Maria
Source: Santa Maria Police Department
Officers from the Santa Maria Police Department Special Enforcement Team (SET) served a narcotics search warrant in the 200 block of West Williams Street, Santa Maria.
During the search of the residence, officers found an unloaded handgun, 3 loaded semi-automatic handguns, several rounds of ammunition and methamphetamine possessed for sale.
Elias Santiago 25 years old, Mario Medina 24 years old, Francisco Alfaro 27 years old and Salvador Gonzalez 23 years old were located in the residence. All are convicted felons and were charged with felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition and a gang enhancement.
Adam Valdez 42 years old and Henry Castillo 44 years old were located in the residence. Both are convicted felons and were charged with felon in possession of firearms, felon in possession of ammunition, gang enhancement and possession of methamphetamine for sale.
Vanessa Maldonado 30 years old, was located in the residence. Maldonado was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
Daniel Medina 18 years old, was located inside the residence. Medina was charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia and obstructing or delaying a police investigation.
All are residents of Santa Maria. All were transported and booked into the SBCO Jail, except Daniel Medina was issued a citation and released from SMPD.