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Tracy man charged in big cocaine bust
Tri-Valley Herald ^ | September 19, 2006 | Mike Martinez

Posted on 09/22/2006 9:23:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

VALENCIA — A Tracy man stopped Thursday afternoon for not wearing his seat belt in Southern California was found carrying about 400 kilograms — about 880 pounds — of cocaine in the back of his pickup, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Juan Alvarez, 31, was arraigned Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court on two felony charges:

possession for sale of a controlled substance and transportation of a controlled substance, according to court documents. Both charges carry an enhancement for exceeding 80 kilograms and could net Alvarez a maximum of 50 years in prison.

Alvarez did not enter a plea and is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 2, a spokeswoman for the court said. He is being held in Glendale on a $5 million bond.

CHP Investigator Charlie Sampson, who works with the multiagency Los Angeles County Narcotics Task Force, said it was the largest bust he has seen in his four years with the group.

(Excerpt) Read more at insidebayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: alvarez; california; cocaine; mrleroybait; valencia; warondrugs; whytheycallitdope; wod; woddiecrushonleroy; wodlist
Juan must have heard Regis ask "Who wants to be a millionaire?" and he responded to the affirmative 40 times.
1 posted on 09/22/2006 9:23:17 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

"Cocaine's a hell of a drug."


2 posted on 09/22/2006 9:24:24 PM PDT by RichInOC (...oops, did I say that out loud? Bad Rich. BAD Rich.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"A Tracy man stopped Thursday afternoon for not wearing his seat belt in Southern California was found carrying about 400 kilograms — about 880 pounds — of cocaine in the back of his pickup, California Highway Patrol officials said."

Where's the LP convention this year?

3 posted on 09/22/2006 9:24:32 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: RichInOC

Was that Rick James driving or filling an order?


4 posted on 09/22/2006 9:26:34 PM PDT by Slowsky
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Illegals trafficking? no way... \sarc off


5 posted on 09/22/2006 9:27:30 PM PDT by Slowsky
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Stupidity gets them every time!


6 posted on 09/22/2006 9:28:36 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (MAY I DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

A couple of million $ in the back of his p/u truck, and he doesn"t wear his seat belt?

What a dumb ass.

And, BTW, how come he wasn"t charged w/ the seat belt violation?


7 posted on 09/22/2006 9:28:46 PM PDT by Lokibob (Spelling and typos are copyrighted. Please do not use.)
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To: Lokibob

He apparently had insurance, tho, cause he wasn"t charged with that.


8 posted on 09/22/2006 9:30:05 PM PDT by Lokibob (Spelling and typos are copyrighted. Please do not use.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

40 million in blow and he is probably driving an old pickup with a mechanical violation.

Someone will end up dead before this one is over and it will probably be the mules family.


9 posted on 09/22/2006 9:30:15 PM PDT by volunbeer (Pelosi)
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To: Slowsky

It's such a hell of a drug, he's still scoring from beyond the grave.


10 posted on 09/22/2006 9:30:38 PM PDT by RichInOC (...oops, did I say that out loud? Bad Rich. BAD Rich.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

If it would have been on Willie Nelson's bus, he would have just got a $50 summons.


11 posted on 09/22/2006 9:32:12 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I hope that old truck has SNOW tires.


12 posted on 09/22/2006 9:32:23 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: TWohlford

Maybe Juan was an environmentalist just doing his bit to curb global warming.


13 posted on 09/22/2006 9:35:59 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: Lokibob
It is a lesser included charge. 50 years from now as he is being wheeled in his wheelchair to the prison gates he will have to pay the $25 dollar fine.

Libertarian jack booted thug invasion of privacy crooked cop drugs should be legalized after all who does it hurt invasion of privacy got my gun victimless crime ping.
Ok, I made that up.
14 posted on 09/22/2006 9:41:21 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: IrishCatholic

Can you imagine the policeman when he had to call for a fork lift to unload the p/u truck?

RADIO: BZZZZT, ADAM 4, I have a perp with 880 lbs of cocain in his truck. Can you send a fork lift and a truck to transport?

CENTRAL: ADAM4, Are you crazy or just high on donuts? We do not have room for 880 lbs of evidence for just one perp. Can you find a couple of more dumb asses?

ADAM 4: I'll go over to dunkin donuts and get the dish washer. He gave me a stale donut last week.

CENTRAL: OK, and I'll call INS, they might have a few extra to loan us.




Tongue in cheek, LEO's, I'm only trying to be funny.

BOB


15 posted on 09/22/2006 9:58:06 PM PDT by Lokibob (Spelling and typos are copyrighted. Please do not use.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

16 posted on 09/23/2006 2:44:19 AM PDT by Global2010 (Free the Dog and his Crew. Mahalo)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
A Tracy man stopped Thursday afternoon for not wearing his seat belt in Southern California was found carrying about 400 kilograms — about 880 pounds — of cocaine in the back of his pickup, California Highway Patrol officials said.

So he broke two laws of equal validity.

17 posted on 09/23/2006 9:50:26 AM PDT by Know your rights (The modern enlightened liberal doesn't care what you believe as long as you don't really believe it.)
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To: Know your rights
I wonder if his pickup was swaying with the load and not wearing the seat belt made it better.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

18 posted on 09/23/2006 4:16:23 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Slowsky

All the traffic in LA seems illegal to me.


19 posted on 09/23/2006 4:18:38 PM PDT by osideplanner
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Tracy?

I didn't know there was a cocaine problem in the Tracy-Stockton-Modesto triangle. Either that, or it was headed for San Francisco-Oakland.

-PJ

20 posted on 09/23/2006 4:21:48 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: osideplanner

Seems you're wrong again, you freak.


21 posted on 09/23/2006 8:22:47 PM PDT by battlegearboat
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