Traffic stop leads deputies to meth, cash

Authorities seized more than three pounds of meth, a handgun, and seven thousand in cash.

LANCASTER – A traffic stop on Friday night led Lancaster deputies to more than three pounds of crystal methamphetamine, one handgun and more than seven thousand dollars in cash, authorities announced.

Alleged gang member and drug trafficker Christopher Delgado, 37, and his companion Angie Zaldivar, 34, were arrested on narcotics violations.

The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:

The items were found in a hidden compartment in the floor of the master bedroom closet.

Deputies assigned to the Lancaster Community Appreciation Program LANCAP team, conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of East Lancaster Boulevard around 9 p.m., last Friday (August 17, 2012).

The car was being driven by 37-year-old Christopher Delgado.

Delgado is a known gang member and also a suspected drug trafficker.

During the stop, deputies discovered that Delgado’s passenger, 34-year-old Angie Zaldivar, was in possession of Vicodin pills and a “credit card skimmer “.

The “uncut” or pure meth found holds an estimated wholesale value of $33K, authorities said.

Suspecting the pair may be involved in “identity theft”, the deputies obtained a search warrant for their apartment, which is located in the 300 block of East Lancaster Blvd.

During the search of the apartment, the deputies found a hidden compartment located in the floor of the master bedroom closet.

Inside the compartment, they found two plastic bags of “crystal meth”, a loaded 9MM semi- automatic handgun and a large amount of cash.

Deputies found additional bags and plastic containers of methamphetamine hidden in other areas of the apartment.

In all, deputies seized over three pounds of crystal methamphetamine, one handgun and over seven thousand dollars in cash.

The “uncut” or pure methamphetamine the deputies found holds an estimated “wholesale” value of approximately 33 thousand dollars and could have potentially been divided into thousands of individual packages and sold on our streets.

Both suspects were arrested for narcotics violations.

  61 comments for “Traffic stop leads deputies to meth, cash

  1. William
    August 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Mitt Romney’s Lies All In One Place (with links)

    for really

    • really
      August 27, 2012 at 1:47 am

      Barack Obama’s lies all in one place.
      Now I dont know if Romney will follow through with his ideas but I would rather give someone else a shot than endure four more years of Obama…

      • William
        August 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

        Be sure to sychronize your Etch-A-Sketch with Romney’s cause you must know he will lie and flip/flop/flip if elected, just like he’s been doing since……………………forever.

        • HoHum!
          August 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm

          another lame Lawrence O’donnell joke from our MsNBC watching housewife Williamina!

      • Gerald
        August 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm

        You list BLOGS as sources. You’re kidding, right?

        • William
          August 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

          I know. I took one look and left. The “You didn’t build that…” is a republican lie that Romney keeps repeating.

          But, isn’t that the typical con response and source of information – a factless blog?

          The Blaze and Glenn Beck.
          Fox News – owned by the corrupt Rupert Murdoch Newscorp.
          Daily Caller with has-been Tucker Carlson who has been bounced from CNN and MSNBC and slithered over to Fox.
          Limbaugh sucking on a big cigar instead of……….

          I’ve given up on trying to provide facts to the ‘facts averse’ conservatives. I wouldn’t be surprised if the load of BS and lies in Tampa this week causes the city to sink below sea level like Atlantis. If only it would take the entire GOP convention with it.

          • really
            August 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm

            William, I looked at your “romney lies” and they all came from a blog, mine is a blog with links to real sites. This election to me is about the economy. Based on that alone Romney wins. Simply because business is his strong suit. The only answer I have heard from Obama is to raise taxes on the rich, even if he raised the taxes that increase would only fund the government for a short period of time ( under a day I believe). I have not heard anything from obama about turning the economy around…

          • William
            August 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

            I looked at your pathetic link and at the so-called President Obama lie “You didn’t build that”, a republican lie from the republican lie factory.

            It was a video clip, edited to repeat and emphasis the “You didn’t build that” portion at the end.

            If you know the English language and grammar, you know that the republicans purposely distorted that statement in their typical lying ways.

            The same republicans made a big ephing deal over President Obama’s use of ‘kinetic action’ during the engagement with Libya even though Bush, Rumsfeld and several generals had already used that military term previously. That’s because republicans are pathological liars who believe the earth is 6,000 years old despite any evidence to contrary. Yeah. They think Jesus rode a dinosaur. They are your ‘peoples’.

            Now, what say you next? President Obama is a non-citizen, Kenyan socialist/fascist/communist who is gonna take away your toy guns and rape your sister? That’s what you sound like.

          • L.C.
            August 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm

            I love it! “you didn’t build that” on audio and video….and now it’s William’s Republican lie.

          • really
            August 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

            William, I am going to stop posting under this story because it has gotten too far off topic. If you care to continue this debate we can do it under the readers speak out section. However I am not going to go tit for tat with who is the bigger liar. If you care to intelligently state why you feel Obama is the better candidate, I am all ears. Your oh yeah well your guy sucks only goes so far, lets talk substance…

          • Hector
            August 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm

            Best to just end it here. You’re right…it’s too far off topic. Besides, Ace gave me some valuable information with regard to dealing with William; Don’t upset him, or he might hit you with his “purth”.

          • Melvin Jones
            August 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm

            Wasn’t it Obama that visited 57 states? Hmmm…could it be that he had a brain fart caused by the dope he smoked in college?

          • Hector
            August 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm

            50….57….what’s the difference Melvin??? Too bad that mental giant Biden wasn’t next to him to quickly correct him.

  2. hmmmm
    August 25, 2012 at 9:35 am

    If the warrant specified that they were searching for items related to identity theft, isn’t everything else inadmissible in court?

    • Utz
      August 25, 2012 at 9:47 am

      Everything they find while looking for identify theft is admissible. If they pulled up the floor to look for wireless card readers (which can be very small,) than what they found in those crevices is admissible.

      However, if they were looking for a 60″ TV that was stolen, it probably wouldn’t be, because one would not normally find a 60″ TV in a 2×1 hole in the floor.

      They legally could look anywhere a credit card could be as well if they had a well written warrant. Credit Cards can fit almost anywhere.

      So to summarize, if they see it during the course of their search for items in the warrant, it is admissible, as long as it is reasonable.

      • gofigure
        August 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

        I saw the exact same analogy on Yahoo answers.

        • Utz
          August 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

          It’s a pretty easy one, and anyone put through courses tends to use similar ones.

          The other is a poorly written warrant looks for the rifle, a well written one looks for the ammo. You can search a lot more areas for a single round of ammunition versus where a large rifle can fit.

          Than again, a smart person can say the gun was possibly disabled and could be located in multiple pieces in multiple areas.

  3. ryenisha jackson
    August 25, 2012 at 2:55 am

    how are they going to pay rent now… and there goes there section 8 ” DOH” LOL

  4. NIMBY
    August 24, 2012 at 7:39 am

    I see the drug cartel from Mexico have arrived! Thank you Gov (hide your wallet) Brown and Prez “open the flood gates from Mexico let them all in so I can get your vote” Obama!

    • Gerald
      August 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      NIMBY where do you get your “facts”? Do you know that Obama has deported more undocumented immigrants than ANY other president? In less than a full 4 year term? Including in all of Bush’s 8 years in office?
      I wouldn’t mind hearing about the right’s views, if they weren’t so busy making it up as they go.
      No wonder people are running to re-register as ANYTHING but Republican. Most people want to be honest and educated. Both characteristics seem to be at odds with what passes for today’s Republicans.

      • William
        August 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm

        MIMBY must watch Fox News- The Lie Factory for the GOP and then has his proctologist fetch his ideas for him before transcribing them to this site.

        • Yeah
          August 26, 2012 at 9:11 am

          kind of like how you are part of Rachel Maddow’s fan club and had a tantrum when he/she wouldnt let you be president.

          • William
            August 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

            I see you go to NIMBY’S proctologist for your opinions too.

      • L.C.
        August 26, 2012 at 8:56 am
        • Gerald
          August 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

          Right! Because they were POSSIBLY deported under a different program, it doesn’t count???
          LOL Keep reaching LC.

          • L.C.
            August 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

            Yep. Keep blindly following….until the inauguration of Romney.

          • Gerald
            August 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm

            I’m blindly following? You need to look in the mirror. Romney won’t let you see anything from his past. So you get to know nothing about the candidate you are supporting.
            That’s pretty much the definition of “blindly following”!
            So sure, we’ll see what happens in Nov.

          • William
            August 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

            Gerald, you’re right about ‘blindly’ following since even they don’t know much about Romney’s past yet will ‘blindly’ follow him.

            Heck. Even they don’t like and they expect us to vote for him. Really?

            His computers from his governorship in Massachusetts were taken away at the end and all the records.

            His records from the Winter Olympics were destroyed.

            His Bain Capital records are hard to come by.

            He won’t release his tax returns.

            His religion is off-limits.

            He’s changed his positions so many times on every issue, his followers have to synch their Etch-A-Sketches with his to keep up.

            Then, he picks Ayn Rand’s loverboy who has had to abandon his Ryan Plan or not, depending on which day of the week it is.

            I’ve listened to Romney for a year now and he keeps getting worse and worse. He’s not intelligent. Clever with his money but not a serious intellect at all.

            You would have to be blind, deaf and dumb to vote for him. And, you can add ‘holding your nose’ as well.

          • William
            August 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

            Many teevee pundits have never seen the kind of constant lying as they’ve seen from Mitt Romney. Day after day, issue after issue.

            They are simply amazed at the pathological liar, Willard Mitt Romney, a thoughtless, dishonest man without a conscience.

            I bet he has lied to the Mormon church as well as the IRS and hasn’t paid the full 10% tithe on his total income including the income hidden in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

            He would rather drop out than release his returns so the church can know.

            The debates will destroy him and his kid liar provided he doesn’t bail on them.

          • Gerald
            August 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm

            It’s the “blindly” following remarks that get me. Proof that the other side just throws insults hoping one will stick. Yet they are perfectly happy with their candidate, who runs on the candidate’s business savvy, yet won’t even verify what success they had, or if they can even remember if they ran the businesses we’re supposed to be impressed with their running.
            Someone is most certainly “blindly following”.

          • jason
            August 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

            Both major party candidates lie every day. They don’t care about anything but the big money donors that got them to this point. How many things has Obama lied about during his time as President and candidate? Once this country gets away from the two major parties we will all be much better off.

          • really
            August 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm

            Wow, if you dont agree with Romneys ideas so be it. To say that he is a liar is ridiculous. The thing that makes your argument so preposterous is the fact that you wont apply the same level of scrutiny to Obama. Obama refuses to allow his college records to be released, he refuses to provide any possible explanation as to why whole blocks of records are missing regarding his social security and selective service number.

          • L.C.
            August 27, 2012 at 7:58 am

            Funny how they say Romney won’t show anything from his past….however he’s shown tax returns, he was governor for four years, and he’s a successful businessman, and he’s wealthy. These are all commendable achievements that these guys refuse to admit to. Their guy had virtually no record during his run for office, but I’m sure he got their votes. Now he has a record of complete failure, having done nothing to improve the economy or country, but I’m sure these blind mice will rush to their polling place and cast their vote emphatically for Obama.

          • Gerald
            August 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

            L.C. The stock market and corporate profits have NEVER been higher in the history of the U.S.A.
            How exactly do you get ” Now he has a record of complete failure, having done nothing to improve the economy or country,” Out of that?
            And Romney has only released 2 tax returns, had his computer hard drives from his stint as governor destroyed and refuses to let us know anything about his business successes.
            So what exactly are you talking about?

          • L.C.
            August 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

            Wrong. The Dow was the highest in October 2007. Corporate profits are way below what they were in 2007/2008. How about the housing market and unemployment??? No answer, I presume.

          • Gerald
            August 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm

            L.C. You saying “wrong” doesn’t make it so.

          • L.C.
            August 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm

            Sounds like a non-answer….as predicted. Keep following your fearless leader off a cliff.

  5. sacryinshame
    August 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Fantastic job Deputies. That must have been an exciting moment when they found that secret compartment full of meth.

    • jayme
      August 24, 2012 at 12:50 am

      Somebody told on them. They didn’t stumble upon sh*t. They aren’t that smart. People are so gullible

      • tanya
        August 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

        you got that right somebody had to tell them, come on now.

      • CaptainObvious
        August 25, 2012 at 11:10 am

        Most search warrants start off with somebody snitching. You know all those “loyal friends” you crooks think you have? Well, the second they are sitting in the back of a cop car, they start singing like a bird….about YOU!

        • Quigley
          August 25, 2012 at 12:12 pm

          Shhhh! Don’t tell the dumb sh@t’s how it goes down…ya know cuz they’re so smart, and think it won’t happen.

  6. ShadowCrestWatchers
    August 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Yessss!!!! I hope these 2 knuckleheads get some serious time behind bars and not just a slap on the wrist.

  7. Javier Gomez
    August 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I love it!!!

    These are the type of heart warming stories that make me so happy!

    • Quigley
      August 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      I agree…GREAT job Lancaster Deputies!

  8. legalize
    August 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    LOL they found the blue meth from “breaking bad”! I thought it was just a T.V. show!

    • sikntired
      August 23, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Ya, I was thinking the same thing.Hope there was no racial profiling involved.Good job LASD.

      • Tima Marie
        August 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

        Racial profiling or not, drug dealers/sellers/growers need to be caught and prosecuted! If this means using a racial description then so be it! Wake up and stop with this politically correct B.S.!

        • Hector
          August 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm

          I agree…..if you’re not doing anything wrong, you shouldn’t mind a little inconvenience like being profiled. As long as the deputies have a hunch, let the profiling begin!!! (or continue).

          • Stinger
            August 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm

            I think Pink Floyd expressed your opinion as such:

            “Are there any queers in the theater tonight?
            Get them up against the wall!
            There’s one in the spotlight, he don’t look right to me,
            Get him up against the wall!
            That one looks Jewish!
            And that one’s a coon!
            Who let all of this riff-raff into the room?
            There’s one smoking a joint,
            And another with spots!
            If I had my way,
            I’d have all of you shot!”

          • Gerald
            August 23, 2012 at 6:57 pm

            Love the Floyd Stinger. They have always had a way to bring the point home. To bad there are so many unable to get that point. That this is how dictatorships start.

          • D. Fife
            August 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

            You’re sarcasm aside, Hector, you make a good point. Don’t you find it strange or convenient that the suspects were stopped in the 200 block of east Lancaster blvd., and just happen to live in the 300 block of east Lancaster blvd.? They were either going to or coming from home when stopped. Something ain’t kosher here. Then, again their vehicle may have had a defective tail light or inoperative license plate light = probable cause. Just my dos centavos worth.

          • Hector
            August 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm

            Finally someone with a keen eye recognized a little light hearted sarcasm! Too many serious types on this site. But if ya got a busted tail light, yer fair game!!

          • J. Ripper
            August 24, 2012 at 5:19 am

            Most people on this site have no sense of humor or ability to detect sarcasm.

          • Hector
            August 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

            I agree wholeheartedly.

          • tanya
            August 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm

            exactly, well put.

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