Two men were sentenced last month to prison terms for drug possession, the result of a months-long investigation by the Santa Barbara Police Department.
Police began investigating Tony Carriedo after arresting his older brother Maurilio Carriedo for drugs in March 2012. During that investigation, detectives eventually pulled over a vehicle driven by Ventura County resident Alfonso Garcia, with Tony Carriedo riding as a passenger.
Four ounces of heroin were found in an air vent in the center console by the department’s canine, Brag, and a subsequent search of Carriedo’s girlfriend’s apartment turned up more heroin, methamphetamine, mushrooms, ecstasy, and more than $7,000 in cash, according to police at the time.
Last month, Garcia was sentenced to two years in state prison after pleading to a charge of possession for sale of heroin, according to prosecutor Mary Barron. Tony Carriedo pleaded to possession for sale of heroin and transportation of a controlled substance and was sentenced to three years in state prison.
Both men are eligible to serve their time in County Jail. Carriedo also had to forfeit the cash that was seized in the investigation, Barron said.