Articles Tagged with trafficking

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When three people were arrested in a narcotics raid that produced a reported $6,500 stash of heroin, it was discovered that one of the suspects is the wife of the city police chief.

When agents from Hall County’s Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad executed a raid on a home in Gainsville, Georgia, last Thursday, they apprehended three suspects for their alleged participation in drug-related crimes and activities after they learned that there was a large amount of narcotics in the dwelling.

During their search of the residence, the authorities reported that they found several different packages containing an estimated total of 20 grams of heroin, five grams of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, four Xanax, and two guns. They additionally allegedly discovered $3,000, and what they have purported is a ledger that was being used to record the transactions when selling drugs.

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As an officer tried to apprehend a man that he believed was driving under the influence, the suspect reportedly tried to drive away leaving the cop dangling from the side as the car took off.

On April 5, a Georgia police officer saw a white sedan that he determined was being driven in a reckless manner and decided to perform a traffic stop.

The officer pulled the driver over and walked up to the vehicle to speak with the man, identified as 25-year-old Dennis Aguirre.

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A woman allegedly in possession of a t-shirt gun outside of a correctional facility was arrested after officers claimed they saw a package containing illicit materials fly over the fence, and they targeted her as the shooter.

On Sunday morning, a vehicle reportedly pulled up to the barrier around the North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre, Oklahoma, a few hours away from Oklahoma City.

Guards on duty at the prison reported that they viewed an item propelling through the air after it breached the fencing around the facility.

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At the beginning of December a man was incarcerated and charged after he was found with what the arresting officer believed to be just under 100 grams of heroin, but more than a month later was revealed as laundry detergent powder.

On December 5, 29-year-old Matthew Crull ended his work day and settled down in a KFC parking lot where he decided to rest his eyes and sip off a can of beer.

Someone saw the man and called in to report him, and Deputy Steven O’Leary from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office dispatched to the location to investigate the situation.

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A man who was stopped for allegedly driving a stolen car was reportedly found carrying drugs and $1200, leading the authorities to believe that he was selling the product.

Tallahassee police were patrolling when they spotted a car that they believed matched the description of an automobile that had been reported as stolen. The officers pulled over the vehicle and as they approached they noted that there was a driver and a passenger inside.

Both of the men were cuffed while the officers inspected the vehicle, and the police allegedly discovered a backpack and drug paraphernalia that they said was predominately on the passenger side.

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A man was riding a bicycle through the streets of Jensen Beach near midnight when local deputies in the area noticed that the bike was lacking lights, making him less visible to drivers on the road.

When the deputies stopped the man regarding his absence of front and rear lights, they reported that he did not want to cooperate and he would not disclose his name to them. The man then allegedly tried to continue on his way but the deputies prevented him from leaving the vicinity.

The man, identified as 22-year-old Jabari Schweitzer, was reportedly carrying a bag and during a search of the contents, a deputy discovered a baggie inside containing just under two-and-a-half ounces of what they suspected was drugs.

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A man and the woman that he lives with had been engaged in an argument in their Waterville, Maine, apartment on Thursday evening. Near 9:00 p.m., someone notified the authorities about the commotion and police dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, Waterville officers spoke with the pair and they confirmed that they had been quarreling, but their demeanor caused the police to believe that something else did not appear quite right. When they asked if they could inspect the premises, the residents gave the officers consent and allowed them access to the apartment.

When police were in the process of exploring the interior of the apartment they came upon a closet door and when they opened it they allegedly found a man hiding inside. Officers began to interrogate the man and identified him as 26-year-old Jared Colby who reported that he was not a tenant of the apartment, but a visitor. Colby also informed officers that he was facing criminal charges for an incident that occurred in 2014 and one of the conditions of his bail is that in circumstances where he is under suspicion he is legally required to agree to search and testing.

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The Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, comprised of the combined efforts of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and DA’s office, the FBI and the California Highway Patrol, shut down an alleged prostitution ring in a raid in Compton this Wednesday resulting in a total of 36 arrests.

As reported by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, 8 people were rescued during the mission including three girls who are purportedly commercially sexually exploited children, and five women who were identified as the possible victims of human trafficking. The children are currently being cared for by the Department of Children and Family Services.

Sheriff’s deputies working undercover obtained a large number of the arrests. 16 of the men were arrested for allegedly soliciting undercover law enforcement agents for sexual relations. Three additional men, 27-year-old Demario Bell, 25-year-old Damon Thomas, and 37-year-old Damien Henry were taken into custody for felony pandering after allegedly attempting to recruit undercover detectives to work for them in the commercial sex industry.

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According to prosecutors, 29 year-old Rico Christopher Clayton, of Carson, had allegedly recruited a woman to participate in prostitution on February 8th. He allegedly advertised her sex services online. On that same day, officers on the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force had responded to an online ad and arranged a meeting with the woman.

Clayton was allegedly seen dropping the woman off at a Fullerton motel where the meeting had been arranged with the undercover officer. Clayton had also allegedly made calls and sent text messages to the woman indicating that he was pimping her. Clayton was out on bail for another pimping charge in Los Angeles at the time.

He was charged on Monday with one felony count of pimping and pandering. He is facing sentencing enhancements for committing the crime while out on bail in addition to a previous strike conviction for burglary in 2007. If found guilty, Clayton faces up to 15 years in prison, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

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According to prosecutors, two men were arraigned in Orange County Superior Court on charges of trafficking and attempted pimping of a teenage girl in Costa Mesa.

The two men, one 25 years old and the other 23 years old, also face charges for pimping a woman for sex, according to the Orange County DA office and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.

The two men were arrested on Saturday night in Costa Mesa on suspicion of attempting to pimp a teenage girl and a woman between May 2016 and June 2016 in an area of Costa Mesa that is known for prostitution, the statement said.