On March 1, 2023, at 8:00 p.m., the Santa Barbara Police Department Special Investigations Unit seized drugs with a street value of over $130,000.
The deadly drugs were seized during a search warrant at a local Santa Barbara motel after a month-long investigation into drug sales in the City. Taken off the streets as a result of this investigation were: eleven pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine, 10 pounds of Fentanyl, a large amount of cash and a firearm. The Santa Barbara Police Department has a strong enforcement posture when it comes to fentanyl enforcement.
This is an ongoing investigation with no further information available at this time.
The Santa Barbara Police Department encourages anyone struggling with drug addiction to seek assistance at any one of the local drug addiction rehabilitation clinics. Please refer to the SBPD Addiction & Recovery resource cards for additional information.
Anyone with information about fentanyl drug dealers is encouraged to call the SBPD Special Investigations Unit at (805) 897-2339. A message can be left anonymously.