Alejandro Jaimes Lopez, 30
Methamphetamine Dealer Arrested at Summerland Park
Summerland - September 13th, 2013
On Tuesday, September 10th,
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives arrested a local
methamphetamine dealer and seized two pounds of methamphetamine with an
estimated street value of 24 thousand dollars. 30-year-old Alejandro Jaimes
Lopez had been under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office for over a year and
had a felony warrant out for his arrest involving a case that yielded over three
pounds of methamphetamine. Lopez fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution but
recently investigators learned he was back in the area.
Through the course of their
investigation, Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives located the drug trafficker at
Lookout Park in Summerland. Lopez was contacted by investigators and was
arrested pursuant to his outstanding warrant. When Sheriff’s Detectives
searched the vehicle he was associated with at the park, they found
approximately two pounds of methamphetamine. They also seized another ounce of
methamphetamine from Lopez’s vehicle which was parked at a Montecito residence.
The methamphetamine was concealed inside an Irish Springs soap box.
During the course of the
investigation, Detectives learned that Lopez worked as a landscaper for an
elderly couple in Montecito and had been hiding and stashing methamphetamine by
burying it in the couple’s yard. The homeowners were unaware of the criminal
booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of possession and
transportation of a controlled substance for sale and the outstanding felony
warrant for his arrest. Bail is set at 250 thousand dollars.
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