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Cocaine Arrest In Mendota

Posted by wlpo on April 2, 2010

Another Arteaga from the area has been arrested for drugs.

Less than two weeks after Gabriel Arteaga of Peru and Alejandro Arteaga of Spring Valley were nailed in a downtown Peru drug sting, Samuel Arteaga of Mendota was arrested yesterday for allegedly dealing cocaine from his home.

TRIDENT investigators along with the help of Mendota Police and their K-9 unit did a search warrant Thursday at Arteaga’s house on Washington Street and allegedly found nearly 8 grams of cocaine plus drug-dealing items.  He was taken to the county jail facing a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

TRIDENT officials say Samuel Arteaga’s name has come up when investigating the two other Arteaga’s involvement in the Peru drug raid but they can’t prove if they’re all related.

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