SAN DIEGO — More than $45,000 worth of cocaine was taken off the streets of San Diego Friday with an arrest of a man on the 100 block of East Dix Street, county officials said.
Antonio Trevino Jr., 29, was arrested and charged with manufacturing delivery of a controlled substance penalty group one more than 400 grams with a pending charge of a felon with possession of firearms.
“I made a commitment to the constituents that I was going to be more harsher on street-level offenders,” Duval County Sheriff Romeo Ramirez said Friday. “We need to continue to work more closely with other law enforcement entities in our area to knock down local violators in the area.”
Ramirez said he wants to send out a message to drug dealers that his department is not going to tolerate crime.
“We have a drug problem and we’re here to combat it,” he said.
The Central South Texas Criminal Investigations Unit executed a warrant at Trevino’s home about 6 a.m. Friday.
The unit was assisted by Duval County sheriff’s deputies and San Diego police officers. In one of the bedrooms, the unit seized 453.5 grams of cocaine some ready to distribute in small pre-packaged plastics, $870 in cash, pain killer pills, a 32-inch television with surveillance camera, a 40-caliber pistol and holster, a 270 rifle with its case, ammunition, brass knuckles and four Chinese throwing stars.
The cocaine street value is about $45,000, officials said.
Sgt. Gabriel Loera with the San Diego Police Department said the bust was a satisfaction to the community.
“Relief,” he said. “Making the streets safer.”