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Narcotics, weapons seized in alleged large-scale, multi-county drug trafficking operation


Part of the drugs seized during the investigation. (Photo credit: YCSO)

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Authorities recently seized several illegal firearms and hundreds of pounds of suspected narcotics as part of a year-long multi-agency investigation.

The investigation, led by Yuba County detectives, included multiple law enforcement agencies and spanned multiple counties.

THE Yuba County The Sheriff's Office announced June 19 that as of late May of this year, multiple law enforcement agencies executed 12 federal search warrants in several counties: Sacramento, Yuba and Yolo.

The Yuba County Sheriff's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force and the California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team had been conducting a joint investigation for more than a year into an alleged drug trafficking organization large-scale company based in Sacramento County.

Authorities suspected the operation was responsible for narcotics trafficking in Yuba, Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, Sutter and El Dorado counties.

Investigators executed the search warrants on May 30 and ultimately seized more than 750 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 3,500 pounds of counterfeit Oxycodone pills allegedly containing fentanyl, ten pounds of heroin, five pounds of cocaine and one total of 22 guns.

Investigators also allegedly discovered an active meth conversion lab in the Central Valley with more than a thousand pounds of crystal meth in “various stages of production.”

A total of thirteen suspects were arrested as part of this operation. Authorities identified two of the suspects, believed to be working as sub-distributors within the alleged trafficking organization. Harold Kemper65 years old, and Micky Jeffrey, 66 years old.

Both were arrested and booked into the Yuba County Jail on multiple criminal charges, authorities said.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Although arrests have been made, an arrest does not constitute a formal charge or conviction. Anyone arrested on suspicion of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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