Father, 2 Sons Accused Of Possessing And Distributing Drugs

COVINA (AP) — A father and his two sons have been arrested at their Southern California home on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and cocaine for sale and of growing pot.

Covina police Lt. David Povero tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that 49-year-old Santiago Saldana, 24-year-old Edgar Saldana and 26-year-old Erick Saldana were booked on the suspicion of narcotics charges Saturday.

Officials say they had fielded neighbor complaints about alleged drug dealing at the Covina home. Officers carrying out a search warrant at the residence found drugs, weapons and cash there.

Santiago Saldana is being held on $50,000 bail and his sons are being held on $30,000 bail each. The three are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.


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  • Fed up with the invasion

    I don’t understand why we need anykind of control at the border. It’s the people from south of the border who know how to make a country strong. Why, look at the way their own countries have turned out. Then, as soon as they have finished dragging the US into their toilet, it’s on to Canada. They’re like a massive cancer; invading and consuming, then moving on to the next.

    • satnot

      @ fed up. Why are you so quick to point your finger at other country’s for Americas drug problems? When Americans are the main consumers and biggest sellers of weapons to drug cartels. If Americans did not have such a appetite for drugs money, weapons and crime would not flow south.

      • Ron

        @satnot: UNFORTUNATELY you are absolutely CORRECT. But we still need to CLOSE the borders, evict ALL illegals and CONVICT ALL drug dealers, because of the innocents that are NOT involved in drugs, that are EFFECTED by the drug trade.

  • charlie

    In this world of constant sad, depressing news, it is uplifting to read a story of a father, passing down his work experience to his son, so the son can continue on the legacy of the family’s name. Wonderful story about hard working immigrants.

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