Release Date/Time: 12/10/2018 4:08 PM
Incident: Transportation and Sales of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics for Sale
Date: Monday, 12/10/2018
Time: 4:08 PM
Location: 100 blk of Harden Parkway and City of Soledad
On December 8, 2018, at approximately 8:40 pm, detectives from the Salinas Police Department's Investigations Bureau culminated a lengthy investigation into narcotics trafficking within the City of Salinas. With the assistance of the FBI, DEA, and the Soledad Police Department, a traffic stop was conducted on northbound US 101, near the city of Soledad. During the stop, the Soledad Police Department's K-9, who is specially trained in the detection of narcotics, alerted a portion of the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, two large packages, tightly wrapped in cellophane, were seized from a hidden location in the vehicle. The driver, and sole occupant, 29-year-old Hector Uribe was arrested without incident. The vehicle, suspected narcotics and Uribe were all transported to Salinas for further investigation.
Detectives authored and served a search warrant for Uribe's residence in the 100 block of Harden Parkway in Salinas. With the assistance of Salinas Police Patrol officers, the warrant was executed, and additional evidence was seized.
At the Salinas Police Department, the two packages of narcotics were weighed and tested. Each package weighed 2.5 pounds (5 lbs. total) and tested positive for cocaine. Also seized was $5000 in cash and several cellular phones.
Uribe was booked into Monterey County Jail for Unlawful Transportation and Sales of Narcotics and Possession of Narcotics for Sale.
Release Authorized by: Christopher Lane, Investigations Sergeant
Telephone: (831) 758-7496