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Fentanyl/ Meth arrest 8.18.22

Two Pounds Of Meth, Over 500 Fentanyl Pills Recovered In Santa Clarita Valley, Drug Dealer In Custody

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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Two Pounds Of Meth, Over 500 Fentanyl Pills Recovered In Santa Clarita Valley, Drug Dealer In Custody


  1. Lets see how fast Gascon kicks him loose to fuel the demand. People, please stop messing with this stuff and creating this demand.

  2. Put the Fentanyl back on the street it works as good as decon

  3. Glad Orlando Espisita was arrested before he could sell more!

  4. We need to have stricter laws like Russia!! Great job to the team that caught this LOSER!! We need to fund for more departments that find losers like this out on the streets!!

  5. $55,000 bail, this guy will get out before you know it. All he needs is $5,000 and he’s on the run.

  6. Thanks to the Liberals & Gas-Con, his Homies will be there in an hour & it will be back on the streets selling more, laughing all the way!

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