An ongoing investigation into the suspected drug sales in Delhi culminated in the arrest of several individuals and the seizure of methamphetamine and cocaine, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Deputies with the sheriff’s Special Tactics and Reconnaissance team were joined by state parole agents in serving out two search warrants in the Delhi area on Tuesday.
The first warrant was served at a home in the 16000 block of August Avenue. Agents seized six grams of crystal methamphetamine at the residence as well as arresting two and citing two others, said sheriff spokesman Deputy Ed Katen.
Isaac Ceasar Torres, 38, was charged with possession of narcotics, willful harm to a child and endangering of a child. Katen said there was a minor in the home and that Child Protective Services was brought in to the investigation for the welfare of the child. CPS placed the child into the custody of a family member, Katen said. The age of the child is unknown.
Also arrested at the August Avenue home was Louis Seruntine, 40, who was charged with possession of narcotics and violation of probation. Cited and released on misdemeanor warrants were Matthew Owen Blair, 34, and Carla Fatima Figueiredo, 25.
A short time later agents were serving out a second warrant in Delhi at a home in the 9800 block of Stephens Street. Agents found one gram of methamphetamine and one gram of cocaine at the home, Katen said.
Arrested at the Stephens Street residence were: Mike Joseph Garcia, 35, for possession of narcotics and possessions of narcotics for sale; and Emma Christine Dominguez, 20, for possession of narcotics and possession of a controlled substance.
Both houses had been under observation for a time after investigators developed information that they were a site for drug sales, Katen said. The search warrants are not tied together and are part of two separate investigations, Katen said.
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