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Search warrants served by SWAT team, CHP lead to six arrests at trailer park

Six people — including a juvenile — were arrested Wednesday in connection with three search warrants executed at a Smith River trailer park, authorities said.

The Sheriff’s Office served search warrants at three residences at the Sunset by the Sea trailer park, finding a small amount of methamphetamine, digital scales with meth residue, $12,000 in cash, four firearms, paraphernalia and fake social security cards and identification cards, said sheriff’s Deputy Richard Griffin.

“It was part of a three-month investigation,” said Griffin. “It’s been a huge problem in the community.”

The drug activity in the trailer park has been on law enforcement’s radar for years, but numerous reports from citizens and the aid of a Neighborhood Watch group helped authorities secure search warrants for the residences, Griffin said.

Among the units searched was  the manager’s residence, Griffin said.

The five adults arrested include:

• Mireya Carrillo, 36, on suspicion of maintaining a residence for drugs, child endangerment and  possessing a controlled substance.

• Juan A. Ramos, 44, for a bench warrant.

• Maria R. Ramos, 34, on suspicion of possessing false identification documents.

• Bernabe Cruz-Luna, 23, for a  failure to appear to court warrant.

• Gerardo C. Uribe, 37, for resisting arrest.

The teenaged juvenile was arrested after authorities found a surveillance system in his room, Griffin said.

Authorities are now working with the park’s owner 
to help clean it up, Griffin said.

The search warrants were carried out as a full SWAT operation with the aid of the California Highway Patrol as a result of the drug activity that was occurring and the firearms that were suspected of being in the homes, Griffin said.

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