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FBI arrests 17 in Antelope meth, firearms sweep

ANTELOPE, CA - Seventeen people were arrested in a major raid of an Antelope property near North Loop Boulevard and Walerga Road  Thursday morning, according to the FBI.

Agents from the Sacramento branch of the FBI served 17 arrest warrants and 11 search warrants following a two-year investigation into a suspected network of gang members engaged in trafficking methamphetamine and firearms, said FBI spokeswoman Gina Swankie.

According to Swankie, the following 17 individuals arrested in the raid were all known gang members:

• Vidal Dominic Fablela, aka "Spider", 45
• Zubulen Cole Hughes, aka "Zeb", 20
• Alberto Miranda, aka "Chingy", 29
• Angelo Lorenzo Gonzales, aka "Lo", 27
• Mario Hernandez Garcia, aka "Chic", 35
• Jaime Ysidro Sturgis, aka "Hollywood", 37
• Rudolph Edward Jimenez, aka "Pooh Bear"26
• Jose Andre Jaramillo, aka "Dre",35
• Alvaro Herrera, aka "Tuffy", 29
• Arthur Albert Morales, aka "Art", 32
• Cilvino Dejesus Hernandez, aka "Geto", 31
• Juan Carlos Palacios Venegas, aka "Chayito", 42
• Rusty Allen Rycraft, aka "Rusty", 22
• Jesse Anthony Montanez, aka "Papas", 24
• Ramon Jose Levario, aka "Kiko"30
• Sonny Melvin Gonzales, aka "Sonny G", 23
• Zachary Kurtz, aka "Zach" 21

An additional six individuals were also arrested on state and local charges.

The specific charges facing each of the afforementioned individuals would be released when the individuals are indicted on or about Nov. 15, said Swankie. 

According to Swankie, the sweep also uncovered drugs, cash and vehicles in the following quantities:

• Approximately 25 pounds of of methamphetamine
• Approximately 40 pounds of marijuana
• Cocaine, heroin and Oxycontin
• Approximately $35,000 in cash
• Approximately 12 cars, including luxury brands such as Lexus and Cadillac
• Approximately 30 weapons and assorted ammunition.

The National Gang Intelligence Center, U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and U.S. federal probation were also part of the investigation, Swankie said.


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