On Tuesday, the Juvenile InterventionTeam, (J-Team) arrested a man on multiple narcotic charges after the team received information regarding a drug dealer distributing large amounts of methamphetamine and fentanyl in the Santa Clarita Valley.
A multi-location search warrant was executed by the J-Team at the suspect’s residence on the 20900 block of Costa Brava in Newhall, and storage unit on the 28600 block of Oak Springs Canyon Road in Canyon Country, said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
The search warrant led to the discovery of approximately two pounds of methamphetamine in addition to 575 fentanyl pills and other contraband, according to Arriaga.
Orlando Espitia, 40, from Newhall, was arrested on multiple felony charges including possession of a controlled substance for sales.
The suspect was booked at the SCV Sheriff’s Station and remains in custody as of Thursday afternoon, Arriaga added.
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