Cockfighting ring raided
LANCASTER, Calif.— Four men and two women were arrested and about 100 roosters used in cockfighting were seized today during a raid at a home just north of Lancaster.
Seven children ranging in ages from 4 to 17 were taken into protective custody by deputies from the sheriff’s Lancaster Station in the 6 a.m. raid in the 46200 block of 30th Street East, said Deputy Lillian Peck of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.
A large amount of methamphetamine and items to manufacture the drug were seized, as were performance-enhancing drugs used to bolster the fighting potential of the birds, sparring muffs used in training, a scale to weigh the roosters and a large number of cages, Peck said.
Some of the injured animals had been thrown in the trash even though they weren’t dead, she said.
The birds are valued at between $1,000 and $10,000 each, Peck said.
The names and charges against the suspects were not immediately available.
LANCASTER, Calif.—The raid of a drug house in Lancaster led to four arrests and the seizure of counterfeit $5 and $20 bills, as well as cocaine, methamphetamine, pot and psilocybin mushrooms, sheriff's deputies said today.
LANCASTER, Calif.—One of four people arrested on suspicion of drug- and theft-related crimes at a Lancaster residence could be facing more legal trouble today for identifying himself to deputies using his brother’s name.
When he was arrested, Jacob Andrada identified himself as Jonas, which is his brother’s name, according to sheriff’s Deputy Miguel Ruiz of the Lancaster Station. Andrada could face an additional charge of providing false information to authorities, Ruiz said.
LANCASTER, Calif.—Methamphetamine, tar heroin and assorted prescription drugs were seized and a 70-year-old woman and her son, as well as a teenage girl, were taken into custody today in a home across the street from an elementary school, authorities said.
Deputies raided the home in the 3200 block of West Avenue L-8 after receiving complaints about drug sales in the vicinity, said Deputy Michael Rust of the Lancaster Sheriff's Station.
Bail was set at $30,000 for Katherine Hales, 70, and Daniel Hales, 43.
LANCASTER, Calif.—A traffic stop in Lancaster resulted in the arrests of a known gang member and a woman and the discovery of three pounds of methamphetamine, thousands of dollars in cash and a semi-automatic handgun, authorities said today.
Christopher Delgado, a 37-year-old Lancaster resident, was driving in the 200 block of East Lancaster Boulevard about 9 p.m. Friday when deputies assigned to the Lancaster Community Appreciation Program conducted a traffic stop.
LANCASTER, Calif. — A registered sex offender accused of using a cellphone camera to capture video up hundreds of women’s skirts in Lancaster and elsewhere in Los Angeles County was in custody and facing prosecution, authorities said.