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Feds arrest five people arrested in connection with Santa Barbara gang investigation

October 9, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Feds arrest five people arrested in connection with Santa Barbara gang investigation

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Federal prosecutors said a gang investigation by the federal and local authorities in Santa Barbara, California led to the arrests of five men on drug trafficking and distribution charges.

Authorities said the arrests were part of a federal indictment unsealed against five alleged members of the Santa Barbara Eastside Gang.

According to KSBY, investigators also seized cocaine, meth, and thousands of dollars during the investigation, and on October 4th.

(l-r) Sergio Diaz, Javier Zamudio, Adrian Alejandre, Dennis Cummings, and Robert Sullivan-Seher

The following individuals who were taken into custody include:

-Sergio Diaz, 36, was indicted on federal charges of cocaine distribution.

-Javier Zamudio, 32, was charged locally with cocaine sales and participating in a criminal gang.

-Adrian Alejandre, 29, was indicted on federal charges of distribution of meth.

-Dennis Cummings, 22, indicted on federal charges of conspiring and distributing meth.

-Robert Sullivan-Seher, 48, was indicted on federal charges of conspiring and distributing meth.

Law enforcement officials said the arrests were the direct result of a joint gang investigation involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and Santa Barbara Police Department.

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