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Hilmar drug bust nets four arrests

POSTED October 30, 2009 11:38 p.m.
A search warrant served Thursday morning in Hilmar by the Merced Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force resulted in the arrest of four people and the seizure of a large stash of narcotics.
The task force had been investigating the suspected drug activity at the Hilmar residence in the 20000 block of Fourth Street for about two weeks before serving the search warrant.
Arrested during the search were: Ryan Sullivan, 25; Hannah Steen, 20; Krista Kelso, 30, all of Hilmar; and Zefrino Zepeda, 32, of Turlock.
During the search, agents found 5.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, 4.5 pounds of marijuana, and an ounce of cocaine, all of which had a street value of about $15,000, according to the task force.
All four of the suspects were booked into the Merced County Jail. Sullivan was charged with maintaining a residence where narcotics are used or sold. The other three were booked on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana for sale.
To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail sstafford@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.
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