Your browser is blocking the Transact payments script
Transact.io respects your privacy, does not display advertisements, and does not sell your data.
To enable payment or login you will need to allow scripts from transact.io.
Twenty people braving bad weather were arrested a half mile north of Gaviota, near Hollister Ranch, as they unloaded 5,300 pounds of dried marijuana and 40 gallons of crude marijuana oil from a 50-foot panga boat. Santa Barbara authorities received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard at around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday that the boat was headed their way, and once the suspects were apprehended they were turned over to agents with the Department of Homeland Security.
“The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Program, which helps to offset costs incurred by the Sheriff’s Office while protecting our local communities from the impacts of transnational smuggling occurring along the Santa Barbara County coastline,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a press statement.