CALEXICO — Responding to reports of growing drug activity in some neighborhoods here, the Imperial Valley Street Interdiction Team and Calexico police officers conducted probation checks in the city Wednesday.
Three men were arrested for allegedly possessing illegal narcotics, among them heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine.
Arrested were 37-year-old Marco Cabrera on counts of possessing heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine and illegal drug paraphernalia; 30-year-old Jose Preciado for a count of possession of methamphetamine and a parole violation; and 19-year-old Edgar Vega for counts of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and a probation violation.
Cabrera had his bail set at $10,000. Preciado and Vega were being held without bail.
The operation "was in response to recent citizen complaints by Calexico residents of the increase of illegal drug activity in their neighborhoods," stated Tony Lain, commander of SIT.