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5-Month Undercover Operation Results in 20 Arrests in Santa Barbara

Undercover Operation Nets Several Arrests

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - 20 individuals have been arrested in connection with a five-month long investigation that involved the Santa Barbara Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, into the sales of illegal narcotics and firearms.

The joint operation also involved the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office from November 2015 to April 2016 at several locations throughout the city of Santa Barbara and unincorporated areas.

Undercover BATFE agents and informants, along with a police narcotics unit made controlled purchases of illegal drugs and firearms from suspects.

10 firearms, 3.5 ounces of methamphetamine, 2 ounces of cocaine, and ¼ ounce of heroin were seized.

The following 20 suspects were arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for the listed offenses:

Douglas William Irlbeck, age 54, of unincorporated Santa Barbara

  • Unlawful sale of firearms
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Felon in possession of ammunition
  • Conspiracy

Jenica Monique Ochoa, age 34, of unincorporated Santa Barbara

  • Unlawful sale of firearms
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Felon in possession of ammunition
  • Conspiracy

Trevor Lamont Peters, age 35, of Santa Barbara

  • Possession of methamphetamine for sale (3 counts)

Teon Tondale West, age 22, of Santa Barbara

  • Solicitation of a minor for drug sales
  • Child endangerment
  • Possession of cocaine
  • Sale of cocaine (2 counts)

Connor Dean Elmore, age 19, of Santa Barbara

  • Solicitation of a minor for drug sales
  • Child endangerment

Joshua Lee Hills, age 23, of Santa Barbara

  • Sale of methamphetamine
  • Conspiracy

Jason Scott Blackwell, age 33, of Santa Barbara

  • Sale of methamphetamine
  • Conspiracy

James Stanley Mercer, age 60, of Santa Barbara

  • Possession of marijuana for sale
  • Sale of marijuana

Alvanna Denita Oliphant, age 26, of Santa Barbara

  • Possession of methamphetamine for sale
  • Conspiracy

Jesse Joseph Arthur Moliterno, age 30, of unincorporated Santa Barbara

  • Sale of methamphetamine
  • Sale of Xanax

Tracy Anne Bedsaul, age 51, of Santa Barbara

  • Possession of methamphetamine for sale
  • Sale of methamphetamine
  • Conspiracy
  • Possession of narcotics paraphernalia

Bonnie Marie Pesek, age 54, of Santa Barbara

  • Possession of methamphetamine for sale
  • Sale of methamphetamine
  • Conspiracy

Michael Manfred Schoepp, age 52, of Santa Barbara

  • Possession of methamphetamine for sale
  • Sale of methamphetamine
  • Conspiracy

Jacqueline Marie Bianchi Morse, age 51, of Santa Barbara

  • Outstanding warrants

Kristian Dane Anfuso, age 39, of Santa Barbara

  • Sale of methamphetamine
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of narcotics paraphernalia

Emilio Jacob Zamorano, age 40, of Santa Barbara

  • Possession of heroin for sale
  • Possession of methamphetamine for sale
  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of narcotics paraphernalia
  • Possession of burglary tools
  • Possession of a counterfeit bill

David Brian Taylor, age 49, of Santa Barbara

  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of narcotics paraphernalia

Katherine Anne Robinson, age 55, of Santa Barbara

  • Maintaining a place to use or sell a controlled substance

John Thomas Williams, age 37, of Santa Barbara

  • Outstanding warrant

Steven Lars Carson, age 57, of Santa Barbara

  • Sale of methamphetamine
  • Sale of marijuana

One additional suspect, Lillian Rose Stewart, age 75, of Santa Barbara was cited for maintaining a place to use or sell a controlled substance. Her photo is not available.

The Santa Barbara Police Department says that more arrests related to this operation may be coming.


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