APPLE VALLEY, Calif. – Two men, one from Apple Valley and the other from Ontario, were arrested after approximately $1.25 million of methamphetamine was located at an Apple Valley business last week.
The investigation led by the Alhambra and West Covina police began after drugs entering and distributed in the San Gabriel Valley were suspected to be coming from the Town of Apple Valley. A two-month long investigation followed leading to the seizure of drugs, weapons, cash, and the arrest of the two men.
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, authorities served a warrant at Apple Valley auto body repair shop located in the 20000 block of Tussing Ranch Road. At the location authorities seized approximately 500 pounds of methamphetamine, $38,000 in cash, 40 grams of fentanyl, six handguns and five rifles.
The two suspects, Manuel Gallardo, 55, of Apple Valley, and Daniel Gonzalez, 21, of Ontario, were at the location and were both arrested. The pair were charged with multiple felony drug offenses, including possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of a controlled substance for sale and transportation of a controlled substance. In addition, Gallardo will face three counts of possession of an assault weapon.
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