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Calexico man accused of street level drug sales

November 16, 2001|By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — The Imperial Valley Street Interdiction Team and state parole officers joined forces in a recent arrest of a Calexico resident who allegedly was selling drugs at the street level.

Arrested was 34-year-old Salvador Oseguera, who was booked into the county jail on suspicion of possessing drugs for the purpose of sales.

He remained in county jail this morning without bail based on an alleged parole violation.

Acting on a tip from an individual concerned about drug activity in the area, the SIT team and state parole officers on Wednesday responded to the area near McKinley Street and Imperial Avenue in Calexico.

At 2 p.m. a parole search was conducted of Oseguera's home and agents reportedly found packaged heroin, illegal drug paraphernalia and seized a "moderate" amount of cash.

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Oseguera was taken into custody without incident.

Within the last three months the SIT team has arrested more than 30 people for alleged drug-related activity in areas throughout the Imperial Valley.

The goal of SIT is to try to stop drug dealing at the street level.

The SIT unit is made of officers from the Calexico, El Centro and Brawley police departments, the county Sheriff's Office and state Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.

To contact SIT with information regarding possible illegal drug activity, call 339-6333.

>> Staff Writer Darren Simon can be reached at 337-4082.

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