LANCASTER – Teams of deputies descending on three Lancaster homes, around 6 a.m. Friday morning, and discovered illegal drugs, a loaded handgun and several other items of evidence, authorities said.
Arrested in connection with the drug busts were Otis Moore, 33; Mario Aguilar, 26; Jesse Garcia, 37; Christopher Valadez, 31; and Vivian Mora, 32.
The following is the press report from the Lancaster Station:
The Lancaster Station Narcotics Unit, along with the TOP/CORE Teams, LAN-CAP Team and the Palmdale Narcotics Team all conducted search warrants at three Lancaster residential locations [1763 West Avenue H-1; 45059 15th Street West; and 44919 15th Street West].
A substantial amount of methamphetamine, a loaded handgun, and several other items of evidence were found in all three locations.
A 4-month-old boy was taken into custody by the Department of Children and Family Services, while his mother, Vivian Mora, was arrested for alleged child endangerment.
Also arrested were Otis Moore, Mario Aguilar, Jesse Garcia and Christopher Valadez.
Alleged charges were sales of methamphetamine and possession of a loaded firearm. All five suspects were booked at Lancaster Station.
[Friday’s] arrests completed a very successful first week of the year for the Lancaster Narcotics Units.
Earlier in the week, the Narcotics Unit executed five additional search warrants. These warrants led to the arrest of three additional suspects and recovery of two assault rifles, one illegally modified shotgun, 200 marijuana plants and five pounds of marijuana ready for sales.