VACAVILLE — A joint investigation into the region’s methamphetamine trade culminated this week with three arrests and a stash of drugs off the streets.
Members of the Vacaville Police Narcotics Enforcement Team, Vacaville Police Crime Suppression Team, Antioch Police SWAT Team and the West Contra Costa County Narcotics Enforcement Team served search warrants around noon Wednesday at three homes in Antioch, arresting three men.
According to a press release Friday from Vacaville police, an investigation into the sale of drugs in Vacaville led officers to the homes in Antioch.
While serving the warrants, officers said they found more than two pounds of methamphetamine with a street value between $50,000 and $100,000, the release says. Police also said they found almost an ounce of cocaine with a street value of about $1,800; and three pounds of marijuana packaged for sale, according to the release.
Officers also found a loaded handgun at one of the homes, the release states.
Edward Estrella, 30, was arrested without incident on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of a controlled substance while armed. His arrest came during a high-risk traffic stop in Antioch, police said. Stormy Teiger, 25, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale and aiding a person to commit a felony. The arrest came at one of the homes as it was searched. John Lowe, 35, was arrested during a separate traffic stop in Antioch on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, according to the release.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Vacaville Police DRUG Tip line at 449-5243.
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