“We are accustomed to large quantities of drugs passing through our jurisdiction by way of the interstate (I-85),”
“However, this is a unique case because the cartel essentially set up shop in Banks County.”
Juan Carlos Melchor-Valencia, 20, and Fernando Garcia Mendez, 23, are facing multiple charges. According to authorities, Valencia is charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.
Mendez is charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, theft by receiving stolen property, and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
Also, officials with the federal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency have placed a hold on Mendez. Which leads me to believe that he is most likely an illegal alien.
In the spectacular conclusion of what was just a month long investigation seized about 52.2 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of more than $2.6 million, 6.9 pounds of cocaine worth some $392,000, more than $22,000 in cash and 10 guns.
The two men were “from” Orange County California. I put from in quotation marks because I don’t believe ICE would issue a detainer unless they had a pretty strong suspicion that at least one of them is in the country illegally. This is another example of California exporting crime to the rest of the country due to our open border system here.
Luckily President Trump is trying his best to secure the border with Mexico that we have in California…despite facing outright obstruction from the California Democrats, his most vocal opponents in the political arena. Nevertheless, he persists, and the Border Patrol in California is doing a fantastic job as I will detail in my next article.
Thank you all for reading these. God bless you. God Bless America. God Bless President Trump.