FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police have made another in a series of narcotics arrests that they say are linked and began several weeks ago on a ranch near Cordelia.
The latest arrest happened at 8 a.m. Thursday on the 2500 block of Canyon Road in American Canyon. Fairfield police, with help from the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, the Napa Police Department and Solano County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant there.
They found three handguns, one shotgun, two rifles, suspected methamphetamine, ammunition and suspected marijuana, a police press release said. They arrested Graciano Colin, 44, of American Canyon, and booked him into Napa County Jail on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance while armed, it said.
The arrests began March 28 at a ranch on the 3500 block of Ramsey Road. The Fairfield Police Department SWAT team and Solano County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant and found one handgun, two shotguns, five rifles, suspected cocaine hydrochloride, suspected methamphetamine, ammunition and items indicative of the sales of controlled substances, the press release said.
Police arrested Enrique Tapia, 43, of Fairfield, on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale and possessing a controlled substance while armed. Police said he has prior law enforcement-related contacts for drug and weapons offenses, the press release said.
They also arrested Omar Mendoza, 32, of Vallejo, and Ranulfo Mendoza, 28 of Vallejo, on suspicion of obstructing law enforcement.
Police on April 3 made another related arrest after serving a search warrant on the 500 block of Stephan Street in Vallejo.
They arrested Alejandro Caro, 45, of Vallejo, on suspicion of being a felon with a firearm. Caro is a convicted felon and has prior law enforcement-related contacts for various offenses, the press release said.
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