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Police arrest 8 in meth bust

Suspects allegedly tried to sell two pounds of the drug to undercover officers

Law enforcement officials arrested eight people for allegedly selling more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine to undercover police officers last Friday.

The police have yet to release much information about the case, but Sgt. Saul Jaeger, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department, confirmed that the bust was made on Jan. 10.

Police were aided in the operation by the MVPD's K9 officer, Zeus — a black Labrador. Using his olfactory powers, Zeus sniffed out 2.3 pounds of meth in a vehicle at about 6:30 p.m., somewhere in southern Santa Clara County.

Zeus, one of the department's narcotics dogs, is currently assigned to the Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team.

The suspects, who included one 17-year-old, "were mainly from Fresno and Mountain View," Jaeger said. The juvenile was booked into Juvenile Hall and the adults were booked into San Jose Main Jail.

A spokeswoman with the MVPD said the police are planning to release more information on the case soon.

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Posted by gereninom
a resident of Gemello
on Jan 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm

What this means is there are lot of meth addicts in MV and that is a bad sign and additionally this says that there are lot of meth dealers in this area. If only the police take the time to go into all the bars in the downtown, they can find out how widespread meth and other drugs are in use.


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Posted by Or Not
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jan 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

No, if this was a central distribution hub for central valley users, it would not point to a meth problem in MV at all. Though I must say that even a small population of tweekers can wreck a place.


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Posted by noneckjoe
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Good boy, Zeus, Good boy! Keep up the good work!


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Posted by Human Paraquat
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jan 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

It's clear from last summer's spate of brazen home bulglaries IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY that we have sort of a meth problem.


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