Large Methamphetamine Seizure in South Los Angeles NR19054ml

March 5, 2019

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department Southwest Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail
arrested two men after a Large Methamphetamine Seizure in South Los

On Sunday, March 3rd 2019, investigators were investigating reports
of narcotic activity at a motel located at 7400 block of South San
Pedro Street. They observed an individual enter a vehicle at the
motel, armed with a handgun. He was detained, and when they
consulted with the manager, they determined that there were two
small children, aged 8 and 10, who had been left alone in the

When they conducted a welfare check, they found the children alone
in the motel room. While providing for the safety of the children,
they located duffle bags with methamphetamine, also inside the

The total gross weight of the methamphetamine was over 100 pounds,
with an estimated street value of approximately one million

The parent, Hector Carrillo, a 31-year-old male Hispanic, was
arrested for 11378 Health and Safety Code – Possession of
Methamphetamine for Sales and Child Endangerment.

The other suspect, Cristian Martinez, a 25- year-old Male Hispanic,
was arrested for 29800 (a)(1) of the Penal Code, Felon in
Possession of a Firearm.

The children were unharmed and placed in the custody of the
Department of Children and Family Services.

The Department believes the suspects are part of a wider
distribution narcotics ring operating in the Los Angeles

Any information regarding illegal narcotics activity in Southwest
Division, please call (213) 485-2582. During non-business hours or
on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call
the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477)
or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the
“Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and
select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local