Arrests now number 49 in “Operation Cruel Summer,” Fallbrook-based drug and weapons trafficking ring

UPDATE: Arrests now number 49 in the San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s “Operation Cruel Summer,” a bust of a very large, Fallbrook-based, drug and weapons trafficking ring.

Two arrests made today, Wed., Sept. 19, have now been added to the existing list (in story below) of suspects taken into custody.


47 locals arrested in “Operation Cruel Summer,” Fallbrook-based drug and weapons trafficking ring

Debbie Ramsey

Managing Editor

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept. announced this morning, Tuesday, September 18, that 47 local residents have been arrested in connection with a major drug and weapons trafficking operation based in Fallbrook. The majority of arrests were made during a warrant sweep conducted at 6 a.m. today. Some 246 deputies and federal agents took part in the effort.

“This has been a six-month operation the Sheriff’s Dept. and several other agencies have been working on,” said Jan Caldwell, public affairs director for the Sheriff’s Dept.” Caldwell said other agencies involved included the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), Border Patrol, U.S. Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.), the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, and many others.

Caldwell said the agencies collectively did a substantial amount of footwork and undercover “buys” to build the case against those arrested.

“Officers made more than 100 buys as part of this operation,” said Caldwell. “This is a good example of: agencies working together, taxpayers’ dollars at work, and how we are earning our pay.”

In serving the search warrants, officers collected 40 lbs. of marijuana, 31 lbs. of heroin, 25 lbs. of methamphetamine, 40 firearms, and $165,000 in cash. Caldwell also said a significant amount of alcohol was seized.

“My first reaction to seeing these numbers is that a high school child is not going to be ingesting those now,” said Caldwell.

In addition to Fallbrook locations, search warrants were executed at locations in Bonsall, Rainbow, Oceanside and San Bernardino County.

Caldwell also stated that the operation was launched into the ring based on valuable information local residents provided to the Sheriff’s Dept.

“This case was predicated on citizen complaints,” she confirmed. “Law enforcement depends on input from residents in the community. It was because some things were brought to our attention that we were able to make all these arrests in this case.”

Caldwell said the trafficking ring was a large-scale operation and labeled it “a continuing criminal enterprise.”

“This [ring] couldn’t have gotten this big without having a significant history to it,” she said. “It was quite a blight on [Fallbrook’s] local society.”

The identities of some of those arrested include:

Sims, Jessie Sr., 50 – Fallbrook

Vasquez, Cynthia, 44 – Fallbrook

Sims, Joseph, 32 – Fallbrook

Mclean, Ariel, 21 – Fallbrook

Lupercio, Carlos, 28 – Fallbrook

Banks, Richard, 46 – Fallbrook

Wyman, Stephen, 32 – Fallbrook

Bolding, Jesse, 22 – Fallbrook

Lindsey, Ronald, 27 – Fallbrook

Escabedo, Raul, 23 – Fallbrook

Gonzales, Juan, 45, – Fallbrook

Rios, Gustavo, 38, – Fallbrook

Artiega, Eduardo, 23 – Fallbrook

Wood, Brok, 21 – Fallbrook

Belleville, Joshua, 21 – Fallbrook

Fore, Daniel, 44 – Fallbrook

Bowling, Kent, 65 – Fallbrook

Vargas, Maria, 21 – Fallbrook

Youssi, Justin, 21 – Fallbrook

Fountain, Mark, 50 – Fallbrook

Rowe, Gerald, 21 – Oceanside

Costa, Bethany, 22 – Vista

Bruno, James, 25 – Fallbrook

Lupercio, Daniel, 26 – Fallbrook

Santacruz, Eduardo, 29 – Fallbrook

Prather, Oscar, 43 – Fallbrook

Ochoa, Michael, 39 – Fallbrook

Hernandez, Cesar, 36 – Fallbrook

Zamudio, Jose, 44 – Fallbrook

Monje, Isidro, 58 – Fallbrook

Harris, Robert, 50 – Fallbrook

Belleville, Nathan, 29 – Fallbrook

Halkias, Channing, 38 – Fallbrook

Abudamous, Sukaina, 19 – Fallbrook (added 9-19-12; arrested 9-19-12)

Lopez, Monica, 32 – Fallbrook (added 9-19-12; arrested 9-19-12)

A partial list of the physical locations that arrests were made at include (by block number and street name, specific address not released):

1200 block E. Mission Road

100 block Ellis Lane

700 block N. Vine St.

900 block Alturas Lane

300 block W. Clemmens Lane

2000 block E. Mission Road

300 block E. Dougherty St.

600 block Elbrook Drive

100 block Morro Hills Road

400 block Debby St.

1400 block Alturas Road

800 block E. Alvarado St.

200 block Calle La Paloma

1100 block Old Stage Road

1000 block N. Iowa St.

1100 block Alturas Rd.

1500 block Green Canyon Lane

2700 block E. Mission Rd.

Caldwell also noted that the investigation into the ring is not over and officers are continuing to work more leads. Those with any information that might be helpful to law enforcement are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers, toll free, at (888) 580-8477.

267 Responses to "Arrests now number 49 in “Operation Cruel Summer,” Fallbrook-based drug and weapons trafficking ring"

  1. neighbor   September 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

    It woke us up this morning, and all I could think was great! There’s six cars in front of our house and I’m over these people running our street! Then the lights came on and I heard "police! Open up! " whoa. I ran back inside and waited for it all to go down 2 houses up. It was crazy. I’m glad they finally busted it. It’s been nothing but a hassle on this street. Stolen gas, stolen change/sunglasses out of cars. People poking around at all hours of the night. What’s really sad is when you see someone you know from high school walking into that house and coming out trying to catch up with you and chit chat and all you want to do is hide from them.

  2. local   September 18, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Thank you, good job. I hope a picture can go along with those names.

  3. Fallbrook Mom   September 18, 2012 at 11:42 am

    How horrifying! I am completely shocked to hear that all of those drugs are here. I’m not naive enough to think we don’t have any drugs in our community at all. But apparently naive enough not to know we have heroin! And in huge quantities! Thank you to all of the law enforcement agencies for all your hard work in ridding our community of this garbage

  4. Re....   September 18, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I say Bravo and good riddance. Keep up the good work, and do it more ofter, our town does not deserve the junk this stuff brings.

  5. Res. of Fallbrook   September 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Wow, Maybe that’s why our dogs were barking like crazy at 4 a.m. You can make them bark all you want, Thank you for another great sweep! If you warn us next time we will keep the dogs inside the house.

  6. De Luz Neighbor   September 18, 2012 at 11:52 am

    You just made my day!

  7. Kendra   September 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

    let’s get that list!!! And pictures too would be fantastic!

    Great job, keep the cleanup going!

  8. Resident   September 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm


  9. A.H.   September 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Awesome, perhaps I will go back into town after 6pm again. Thanks FPD

  10. Fallbrook mom   September 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    One of the houses raided was on our street and although the yelling and police lights scared us a little , we are so grateful to have these people out of our neighborhood. Thank you so much Sheriff’s Dept and keep us the good work!

  11. Smok3y   September 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Aside from the marijuana that is a lot of drugs to find, 31lbs of herion & 25lbs of meth, good job SD Sheriffs and all the others involved.

  12. FR86   September 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Excellent Police work by all the agencies!!!!! All of us in Fallbrook appreciate the efforts and please continue these actions. Eventually the bad guys will leave town because it’s just too hard to engage in these activities………..

    To all Fallbrook residents support the local sheriff’s department and report suspicious activities be your own neighborhood watch. If we all take part these bums will be gone and Fallbrook will be the better.

  13. Curious   September 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    This is awesome! I’ve known a couple of Bonsall Kids to get hooked on Heroin. All from our backwards little community. Can’t wait to see the list of names to see if the hoodlums in my neighborhood got swept up. Honestly, this is probably only a handful of all the scumbags around here that need to go.

  14. kj   September 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    k cool i guess

  15. Fallbrook Manager   September 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you Fallbrook PD! Help keep our city safe!

  16. Rigo   September 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks to the COP’S program From the begining they made the diffrence.

  17. just observed...   September 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Just as I was picking up my kid today in the junior parking lot at the high school, saw a drug deal go down…in broad daylight. Not the first time I’ve seen this there….seems to be the spot to shop. Would be helpful to have a police presence before and after school right there.

  18. haha makes me laugh   September 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Thats nothin.. they havent gotten them all… I just picked up tha good stuff

  19. A.H.   September 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    RE: (haha makes me laugh), Your next! Don’t hurt your neck from constantly looking over your shoulder.

  20. Kathryn   September 18, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Thank you to all agencies involved in bringing down this ring!!! It’s sad to realize how many drugs are here in our quiet town… and hopefully, this will be a warning to those still out there that we, as a community, will not tolerate this activity!

  21. rparker   September 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    not all these kids were bad people i have a good friend listed and he’s far from bad wrong place wrong time

  22. BornNRaised   September 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Does that mean there will be an upcoming auction for houses on the market??? Hope so.

  23. my Celis Wallace   September 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    there’s gonna be a lot of sick dope fiends in Fallbrook tonight lol

  24. Boo   September 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Yes A.H.!!!!! someone is gonna get a crick in their neck…. πŸ˜‰

  25. billy   September 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    it’s a shame of all the Young peeps that got arrested because they’re only reason for being involved is the fact that they hang out with older low life pieces…
    besides the marijuana I’m very thankful that the sheriff’s did what they did today and it’s a shame that marijuana was even in the same vicinity as
    all those other piece of xxxx drugs.

  26. fallbrook lady   September 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    wow, great job now all of these drug dealers can do some time and think about all the damage they had caused in this town!! I am truly happy all of these people were arrested

  27. ERIN   September 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Excellent job by all law enforcement branches. Let’s just hope the judicial system holds up their end of the bargain or all their hard work was for not.

  28. D   September 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Drought season…. That’s a significant amount of drugs. But its a small amount of what’s still out here on the streets. Nice to see some of our tax dollars being decently spent.

  29. mikey o   September 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    remember trust no 1

  30. GET A JOB   September 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    TO:haha makes me laugh

    You must be proud of yourself. Did you buy it with your EBT card?

  31. Mom of 3   September 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Big thanks to all law inforcement branches who took these people/drugs/guns off the streets of Fallbrook. It has been a long time coming. For all of you who didn’t realize Fallbrook housed such trash here take a joyride down Vine, Alturas, Old Stage Road. In fact, my teenager, 14 yrs. old, has certain streets she’s not allowed to walk down at anytime and when the street lights come on she can’t be walking around town with friends because of the trash that roams our streets. Just do your research before moving somewhere, wish I would of 4 years ago…now I’m stuck here and unable to move until summer.

  32. CHRIS ROCK   September 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm


  33. Resident   September 18, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Good work this morning and all the other days that went into this operation. Nobody thinks it’s going to be their neighborhood, but when it is, you have to thank the law enforcement agencies for their vigelence. Nice work FSD.

  34. Concerned   September 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you to all the agencies involved. Keep the arrests coming and please don’t take too long. There are lots more out there. Poor kids hooked on stuff the older ones sell them. Hope the kids get rehab and the older ones get the full punishment possible.

  35. Funny   September 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I have my family listed. Its a shame how that part of my family did all of that. I dont even want to call them family….. So low.Thanks to the cops fallbrook is a lil cleaner now from all the dealers. πŸ™‚

  36. OLD FALLBROOK LOCAL   September 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Thankyou to all the Law enforcement agencies that took part. As one who has a family member who became hooked on heroin I will pray that you keep on charging! There is so much heroin availible at the high scool that it easier for the kids to get than alcohol.

  37. cowgirlatheart   September 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you to all the agencies involved! This has been going on in Fallbrook for a very long time, at least 10 years that I am aware of…it’s about time we got this junk out of Fallbrook by cracking down on the users and the dealers. There are more kids in Fallbrook hooked on heroin than one can even imagine. I have had personal family experience with this horrible drug and he got hooked right here in our own backyard. Wake up Fallbrook and let’s ban together to keep the police informed of any drug activity you might even suspect…I took matters into my own hands and complained to the Sheriff’s Department and knocked on doors of people I knew were dealing and let them know that I knew what they were up to, trying to protect my loved one! There is more scum in Fallbrook than it appears on the outside of our “little quaint village” Beware and be informed!

  38. MOM of ex junkie   September 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Mom of 3, you can’t hide from the epidemic of drugs, Temecula is infested as is Murietta and Orange County is even worse. As a parent of a recovering drug user, just be aware drugs do not descriminate. Most of the parent of drug users I’ve met are decent people whose kids got mixed in with the wrong crowd. Some are affluent some are middle class but all have been to hell. Keep your eyes wide open ALWAYS…

    Thank you to all local law enforcement for taking this garbage off the streets!

  39. Keep Up The Good Work!   September 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    As a Property Manager in 92028 this is great news! Our rental communities require and enforce a Crime Free – Drug Free lease addendum. Kudos to the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Department for being deligent in protecting the peace and quiet of quaint Fallbrook.

  40. long time resident   September 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been praying for this for years. I’ve lived here most my life. I’m so over joyed to see the names on the list I see. I could never understand how certin people on the list have always gotten away with what they were doing. They’ve destroyed the lives of many young people in this town, now finally hopefully sweet justice will be served and they won’t be out on bail serving up their poison again within the next week…Please FBK Sherif keep them in jail this time…

  41. LOCAL   September 18, 2012 at 4:38 pm


  42. Good luck   September 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    To:Mom of 3

    I wish you well in your search next summer. I don’t know where you plan on moving, but I wouldn’t bother looking anywhere in California. With Governor Brown’s new catch and release criminal policy, you will be hard pressed to find a safe city in this state. I think we need to have a new law in California that would require all early release inmates to live within 100 yards of a politician.

  43. boohoo   September 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    if they paid attention to our youth and raise them better we wouldnt have these problem.i say teach them right and teach them well in an educated manor and not street smart,because it doesnt last day you will meet your maker weather its dead,robbed,set-up,or jailed. hey it all comes to an end.all i can say is i pray for them all and the lives that they have taken in the process may God have mercy on them all…

  44. Frosty   September 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I’m very happy for all the neighborhoods that got rid of this trash, but don’t forget, most of these people will be back in a few weeks after paying their fines/fees and promise to appear. It’s a joke. I only wish they could have got the dopers who squatted next door to me for 4 years with people coming in and out at all hours of the night, and many high school kids going there right after school to "hang-out". They finally moved out in January. After many, many calls, the sheriff still never did anything to remedy the problem. Dang! 31 pounds of heroin!

  45. SD   September 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Another great job. Keep up the good work. We certainly don’t need this junk in our community.

  46. MamaBear   September 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Can someone tell me where abouts this happened? What were the street names? I know my area is just ok and I didn’t see any cops today but I would like to know how close it is to where I shop and where I live. Either way I’m happy they took these scum bags off the streets! Great work!

  47. Fallbrookian   September 18, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Congrats to the San Diego County Sheriffs!! What great news this is. I love it, though I wish they would have looked on Ram Lane, cuz something is going on there. I am so sad to see the list, the many repeat names. Some of the young kids are on their 4th and 5th arrests. Prison time is inevitable for them. There is NO excuse for the older folks listed here. You are old enough to know exactly what you are doing and what judgment you are making. How many ways can you say STUPID!

  48. To haha makes me laugh   September 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    The last laugh could be on you. You do know that they can trace you through your IP address if they want. You are NOT annoymous and you just confessed. How do you think the RIAA caught all those people down loading songs back in the Napster days. Trust me I know. I had to pay $6K for my somewhat innocent 13 year old down loading music. SOOO Ha Ha. Hope they get you for your arrogance…

  49. sidney   September 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Oh boy they bust fallbrook. 100 times more drugs in watts. go get them chicken cops.

  50. Mom of 3   September 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    @ mom of ex-junkie…I never said anything about the kids that are addicted to drugs or they have horrible parents and I’m not stupid enough to think I can run away and hide from it, but I can move where there are city police which means more patroling of neighborhoods and I can move my kids to an enviroment with less drugs problems, it may still be there but not as much. When I referred to ‘trash’ I was talking about the 25-60 yr. old on this list that should know better. They aren’t childern, they have no excuse and yes they scare the heck out of me in town! I dont feel safe even during the day when I hear guys are stabbing other guys at the CVS store in the middle of the day or ‘gang related’ stabbings at the hs carnivals and fights at the avacodo festival. Not very often do I hear about stabbings and gang fights at the Carlsbad street fairs…I’m just saying I personally would feel safer in a different town like Carlsbad, san marcos, etc…

  51. Clean up North Vine   September 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    700 block of North Vine is a FAIL. Clean it up EVEN MORE…Good job to all the agencies involved.

  52. Re..Just observed   September 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Please make sure if you do see this going down, REPORT IT!!!!

  53. DOCUSNR   September 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Our property values just went back up….thanks to this bust.

  54. from brook   September 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Good. Maybe ill be able to visit my parents past sunset soon. Its a shame i moved from beautiful fallbrook to poopy oside because i didnt feel safe. Good job to all the law enforcement officers for FINALLY doing their jobs.

  55. hahh   September 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    get a life you people, find something better to do

  56. pay the consequences   September 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Gustavo Rios ? :O
    MY UNCLE W…………………… . this is crazyyy !

  57. raider lover   September 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    the border patrol should be next, have you seen all the illegals that live on alturas, and west clemmens,, ………………….

  58. Dirk Diggler   September 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Get these junkies out of our nice hippie community.

  59. MIKE   September 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm


  60. Resident24   September 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Thank god that something is being done, family and friends are being torn apart by the hard drugs these dirtbags supply. There are good people from good families that will never be the same because of some of these dealers, the Sims should be kept away from our youth and keep their drugs to themselves.

  61. falllbrook lowkstahh   September 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Their’s going to be a party today in vista lol !

  62. Cimarron   September 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Wow! I had no idea. Great job to all LE involved. Did my husband’s stolen Ovation guitar turn up anywhere? We keep hoping.

  63. D.L.K   September 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Most of them are white people.. d… whiteboys they just like to get high… you guys keep on consuming and we keep on getting richer … message from the Mexican Drug Lords!!

  64. SO glad   September 18, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    This was coming and im glad i got out of that game years ago and now am a contributing citizen. thank you Atf, dea and all that were involved with catching these losers. This is wonderful.

  65. BrooktownBornandRaised   September 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    isn’t this why people hate sherrifs? my sister’s friend is on this list.

  66. another mother of a junkie   September 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Wow The S…. have been selling drugs for a good 30 years… They thought they were untouchable, hahha guess not! I was one of the few to turn your … in… people like, you helped my son become a junkie! It was mothers like me that put your … in Prison!!!!! Rot in H.. all of you!!! ….. Thank you, to the Fallbrook Sheriff’s station!! love all of you! Continue with the great work!!!

  67. Joker   September 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I’m sure there’s more dealers at the local dive bars around town…

  68. TRUTH EXISTS   September 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Listen up EVERYONE most of those listed are out already with a court date they arent gone. Don’t kid yourself. The jails are over capacity.
    You want heroin , meth weed try 24 HOUR R………. parking lot look for an adult male riding a bicycle 24/7 TEN DOLLARS After midnight red eye saloon Hmm Happy Jug parking lot after dark….try the roach coach se abla es paniol This bust was a start but only a small drop in a very huge bucket.
    Do you realize how many weren’t caught? These people are scared because they were so very close to the ones that did get busted They are sweating yes but business is open as usual. Cops should have gone into the very next apartment on alturas and the very next house over on old stage

    Hey keep hope alive right

    BY THE WAY It is not a friend that offers you DRUGS for FREE they want you to get hooked so you can support their lifestyle and continue to send the money to the cartel in mexico. JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS PERIOD FREE OR NOT

  69. Lowksterr   September 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Woa What Makes You Think That’s Gonna Stop Them? There Gonna Keep Doinq It!! There’s More Of Them Out There. Its Never Gonna Be Over.

  70. cj   September 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    That was just a drop in the bucket for what is in Fallbrook. I knew several people on that list and guaranteed alot of them won’t be in jail tomorrow. That is the problem, they don’t keep them. The raids look good, now make it stick!!!

  71. Foodstamp Donor   September 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    dont be surprised how many more hotspots they missed.Knowing how Fallbrook is very small,you probably think that the most tranquil areas are the cleanest when in fact its infested with alot of junkies.. Trust me, you think just because the police did a sweep that the neighborhood is clean, correction now more than ever you need to watch out for the ones that are most disrupted..

  72. FBK   September 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Concealed carry permits for the good guys. Thanks FBK/SD CO Sheriffs!

  73. saynotodrugs   September 18, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    the saddest thing about this is that everyone knows basically everyone in this small town,when the word gets out eveyone hears it the next day ,thats pretty much how it goes in fallbrook.Not even the next day.

  74. Long Duck   September 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Get the wetbacks out of here. Don’t you see what problems they cause? This isn’t MEXICO folks!

  75. FBK MOM   September 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    You can thank the DEA for pulling this one off. FBK Sheriff’s busy with the kids that are addicted…racking up felonies for possession of one valium and an ‘indiscernible’ amount of hashish. Yep. That is my son. This 3 year ride began with him being hit by an ‘un-licensed’ driver and drug 106′ under the chassis of the vehicle…doctors gave him as much oxycontin as he wanted for 8 months, then…sorry! Your’e addicted! Adios, kiddo! The drug company should be paying for my son’e rehab. Oxycontin is ‘prescription heroin’. BTW…my son is on this list. For all of you who think ALL of these kids actually had something REAL to do with this, THINK AGAIN. The sheriff’s left empty handed from the search of my home. No drugs, guns, or money here. Just my sick son. THANK you for FINALLY getting those that have laughed in your face for the past 30 years. Looks like a whole lot of Fallbrook is aware of them…why weren’t the local sheriff’s ever able to pull it off? Keep at it, guys. There are a mess of dealers missing from this list…and what about all the ‘gangsters’? THAT is no JOKE! It is not these drug dealers that are stabbing and shooting people on Main St….final note: Good job to all of the law enforcement involved.

  76. Happy with the Action   September 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    It makes me laugh when people argue on the Internet! Thankfully these people are off the streets for now. There is a lot more work to do though! Keep it up!!

  77. just saying   September 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I live in W Clemmens, my new neighbors upstairs from me, are drug dealers, I have seen young people coming to buy drugs. I reported to the sheriff but no luck to catch them so far… in the apartment where I live there is more than one drug dealer… the apartment manager only rents to junkies, either alcoholics, drug addicts or dealers… the few families who live here are non- English speakers, there is a lot of young children around but no one want to report because they scare of police and immigration… is sad to see this… in Fallbrook ….

  78. classic   September 18, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    its sad that so many people feel that they need to turn to that kind of life to take care of themselves and their family, maybe this will be a wake up call for all of us, if life is bad enough to drink away your problems, how far is it until your doing drugs or selling them to get by? lets be there for each other so no one feels desperate enough to do these things, let get back to being a community

  79. no longer there   September 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm


  80. dont live to fast   September 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I went to school with all of those kids, a couple don’t surprise me but there are others I am shocked at. I used to skate with one of them. It all falls down to money, its a shame my generation doesn’t want to work and take the easy way out.

  81. need it bad   September 18, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH I need my fix…. those &#@&;s arrested my dealer and I need my hit! ARRRGGGG

  82. cali girl   September 19, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Good job SD Sheriffs, this is really sad to see many people doing stuff like this, even more sad bc i went to school with a few of those young people….

  83. Look Around   September 19, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Hey how about checking out the body shop on est mission where they park all the cars on the street. I see that there are some cars there that were some drug dealer cars of the past..

  84. thuglife   September 19, 2012 at 6:07 am

    All u people are lame just talking smack like raider lover haha wat a joke

  85. FBK 2   September 19, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Good Job Falbrook sheriff……….. Only I think you forgot the house down my street! Full of Junkies, I’v called in but still nothing get’s done there…..and it’s so close to a school!

  86. G   September 19, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I really hope drug laws get tougher! My precious brother passed away 12 years ago from complications due to heroin. He was only 33 yrs old and left a wife and 2 young kids. The sad part is he was only 14 yrs old when he started smoking pot:( so to me drugs are drugs and I hope every person that offers drugs to a child should in my opinion do life!

  87. CHUB   September 19, 2012 at 7:03 am

    It is interesting to know our tax dollars are at work. What a tremendously successful operation. Thanks to all who participated. Goes to show that our various agencies can (and do) work together to better our living conditions. Thanks to everyone who had anything to do with this situation, trust it will continue and our streets will be safer for our children in particular. Can’t say thanks enough.

  88. 2012   September 19, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Wow!!!!! Lots of money maybe the sherrifs dept should donate that money back to the community, consiriding the fact that this was a waste of time and money. They clearly are aware the problem this town has had since the early 1900 it has been an ongoing problem why not try a different approach Instead of doing these non sense raids, which affect the whole community not just those doing bad. Like applying more of their time to guide the town of fallbrook in the right direction not just pointing out our flaws, or going around harassing the wrong people they know who they are. With the encounters I’ve had with police there main priority isn’t to serve and protect it’s too badger and harras. Us law abiding citizens. Drugs and crime will never stop there’s plenty of that in our systems as it is how do they plan to control what’s in the streets , when they barely have a grip on their turf. You fallbrookians wanna get this to stop get involved form your own crime watch educate your kids before it’s to late there’s still hope In our town!!!

  89. A junkie   September 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I’m a junkie and i’m stoked this happened. And drugs don’t discriminate I personally probably took care of your children at one time and you never would have guessed I was shooting up before work

  90. Concerned parent   September 19, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Has anyone but myself wondered why none of the many schools that are very very close to some of the addresses listed above where not placed on some kind of lock down. I mean come on. My kids both go to school very close to some of those addresses. And they found how many guns. Whose to say that a gun fight wasn’t to erupt during these raids. I do say good job to the agencies, but come on their was a lot at stake here.

  91. Gabs   September 19, 2012 at 7:50 am

    At Raider fan ur dumb if u didnt pay attention or mayb u just cant read most of the people who did get arrested yesterday where white so get ur facts straight before posting a dumb comment about illegals……

  92. JUSTWONDERING   September 19, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Editor..can we have pictures please.great article and great work

    VILLAGE NEWS REPLIES: I wish we could get access to booking photos but the Sheriff’s Dept. will not release them (they used to, but stopped). If we had access, we would definitely post them. Thank you for your readership of the Village News. –D. Ramsey

  93. Resident   September 19, 2012 at 8:29 am

    So many of us could tell of a dealer on our street. Fallbrook is crawling with them. It’s not only them using and selling, it is all the burglaries and theft and fear.

    Please, Sheriffs, please, don’t stop now. It’s only the tip of the iceberg.

    Fallbrook has been an easy place for them to flourish because of lack of manpower and community intimidation. Maybe that’s changing now.

    Thank you for your work, Sheriffs.

  94. IBAM   September 19, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I highly praise the law enforcement on this new effort of success. Yes, we all know is not taken care of yet, but giving time it will, maybe not completely but at least every little help counts, less of our children will be tempted. Let it be a lesson to all….play with fire and eventually you will get burned. Great job!!!

  95. brooktown   September 19, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I know alot of these people and its just sad to see this happen, one of them was a EX of mine- I dont wish any harm on anyone, just wish they would get their lives together, cause of alot of them are so smart, sad to see drugs take that away from them- glad this happened, and hopefully some of them will be able to learn from this experience and change their life- and we all know, some of them will go right back to what they were doing

  96. 760   September 19, 2012 at 9:20 am

    to:makes me laugh..doesnt it suck to be a tweaker.all up in your house laying on your bed while your family is sleeping and your wide awake tripping on the random noises that sound off in your pad..or just looking like a cadaver body. i bet you buy with ebt card or go cash out cans and copper pipes..grow up kidd and see the light because you know your the next one to go its just a matter of time before you hitt rock bottom not that havent already butt your headed for a WHOLE NEW LOW your going to click up with a u.c and be taken on the next raid

  97. some guy   September 19, 2012 at 9:22 am

    deluz is next

  98. Little   September 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I think you people are ridiculous wanting to see some of these peoples faces, who cares! They are obviously off the street so leave it be, im not defending any of these people but I think a list of names is enough, why do you need to know what they look like? Are you going to have a converstion with them about this? Most likely not so get over yourselfs!

  99. raider lover   September 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

    i quess my comments hit home with a few of you, if we ban together we can get the illegals out next, and these little wanna-be thugs walking around town with there pit bulls, now go sell your ebt card for dope money, like a good boy, and to gabs, its RAIDER LOVER do you know how to read,, i see alot of mex-icants on the list, thank you sheriffs,, i saw the sheriff task force command truck monday at albertsons parking lot, told my wife something big is going down, and i was right,,hope to see la migra trucks next

  100. guy   September 19, 2012 at 10:44 am

    lock em all up, and get that tar outta fallbrook, what happend to smoke a bleezy and take it easy? now its called brownbrook cuz all the junk that goes thru it. most kids dont even have a chance

  101. JOE DUGAN   September 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Thank You,

    You should know that community is proud of our sheriff dept.

  102. not bad   September 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I am happy to see all of that meth off the streets. Most of the news stories I read involving uncomprehendable violence are often related to the abuse of methanphetamines. People do crazy messed up stuff when they are on that stuff. Heroin destroys lives in much the same way that prescription painkillers do (they are now the leading cause of accidental death in the US). Let’s be honest though, the bread and butter for these guys is probably pot. That is what gets people coming to them. Consumers need a legal regulated outlet for this high demand commodity. We need to restict not eliminate access in the same way we do alcohol because it can also have detrimental affects on a developing brain and should not be accessible to youth. Thank you to law enforcement for doing the job we have asked you to do. Now lets all wake up and get smart about how we tackle these issues.

  103. thuglife   September 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Dear Thuglife,
    Please give me a giant break. Roaming the streets of Fallbrook, harassing old people, hardly makes you Escobar. Why don’t you try a tour in Afghanistan….I am sure your awesome street skills will show the Taliban what’s up!

  104. fallbrooker   September 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Hey long duck have you seen the list,there are more whites than mexicans on it

  105. Use to be   September 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Most of the main suspects in this so called drug ring were white… of these dealers was selling drugs in an automotive car repair shop on East Mission ………the owner should be arrested as well….he knew what was going on……straight nickel and dimming all hours of the night….as you can see he had a big money stash of ones fives and tens……lol……but sad to say that these people are already out on bail !

  106. FR86   September 19, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Some interesting comments from ex-users and parents of them…….

    Those of you making light of this should take notice.

  107. FBK 2   September 19, 2012 at 11:49 am


    That’s fine with me if you want to THROW your life away! Just leave our childern alone and get a real Job or should I say a LIFE! How do you wake up every morning and look at yourself in the mirror and say today I think I’m goona mess up my life even more cause Im a LOSER, Come on Get HELP after all us Taxs payers are paying Your BILLS….. Jail time, Welfare, Child support, Medical Bills,ect. You Make your choices in Life dont you want to know what it feels like to be SOBER!!

  108. resident   September 19, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Any idea when the complete list of names will be released?

    VILLAGE NEWS REPLIES: We are adding names to the existing list as the Sheriff’s Dept. provides them. Another one was added today, Wed., Sept. 19. See story for update

  109. Weatherman   September 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Good job but Jerry Brown probably has them back out on the street already

  110. Mine your own   September 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    snich’s!! Regardless theirs always gonna be drugs all around us but we all make choice!! And learn from our mistakes. Hopefully these ppl get their life straight!!! No matter what u shouldn’t snich. People should worry more about the chesters!!!

  111. RAIDER LOVER   September 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm


  112. Brookie   September 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Just went on the web site "who’s in jail" and checked out about 6 of them….3 have been released and the others have bail of $50,000 to $75,000. That is chump change for drug dealers…..they will all be out in no time.

  113. just saying...   September 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    All of you saying it was mostly white people… I dispute that… Even if it was, do you think they cooked the meth themselves, or harvested the weed? I was on drugs for over 3 years, been clean for 5 years. Most of the time white guys were arrested, but can you guess where they bought all of their drugs from? I wasn’t some sack chaser, I ran around with a lot of people, but straightened out just in time, just got old. Never snitches because I was naive and thought the cops were the enemy, they were just doing their job. The police can only do so much. Money makes the world go around. All those drugs costs pennies on the dollar for the distributors. It’s not aout race, but about our society, grow up. If u have info. Share it, be anonymous, cuz i know snitching isn’t something "thugs" appreciate.

  114. itsallbad   September 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    to bad that no all thos people were bad yea the cops may have supposly "saved the streets" but they also ruined alot too…..thanks for locking up family and friends

  115. Pooh Sticks   September 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I am now convinced that drug abuse causes your grammar and spelling skills to deteriorate.

  116. big guy   September 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    The system will never stop these guys these guys don’t have this as a choice. It’s in these guys head and blood to them its there mentality

  117. Use to be   September 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Is there any pictures of the actual drugs they found…….we would all like to see if this is true…..or just numbers the sheriffs are putting together to make it look good ???? Cuz all we see is a cache of guns and a little stash of cash !!!!

  118. PROUD MEXICAN!   September 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Raider lover — Most of the people on that list are white. So do us all Mexicans a favor and shut your mouth because you don’t know what your talking about Thank you.

  119. wow.   September 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I’m so against drugs, and it scares me to know that there are so many of them in such a small town, but why must you always turn these articles into a racial thing?? Always attacking latinos?? I was born and raised here in Fallbrook so you’re not attacking me personally, but have you not notticed how more than half of that list are WHITE?? If not bad enough they’re OLD white folks…so quit the racial thing it gets old and get real, when it comes to drugs age and race don’t matter it’s all over the place……but @ raider lover…your team sucks!!! SD Chargers!!!! I enjoyed watching the Chargers make your team eat dust!!! oh and I’m not all about back and forth smack talking so with that said go ahead an respond with your neggativity so it doesn’t eat you up inside, I won’t bother playing that game, have a good morning, day, afternoon or whatever. (:

  120. FML   September 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Lol , all my connects are gone !

  121. Hotwrench   September 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    The Fallbrooks Sheriffs Department probably had little to do with all of this. The Sheriffs already know who the drug dealers are. I don’t think most of the residents in Fallbrook are aware of how corrupt the Sheriffs are. They are probably going to be pissed because of all the payoffs they’re losing. Well, they probably only arrested 10 percent of the dealers, the other 90 percent will pick up the slack and come up on the whole deal. It was nice to see them doing their job, instead of just hanging out at 7-11, or harassing and stalking law abiding citizens.

  122. Visitor101   September 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Hurray !!! Ive been coming to this town for years and Fallbrooks youth is nothing but TRASH !!!! Thank u SD Sheriffs

  123. Grammar Nazi   September 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm


    You should learn how to write correctly.

  124. another mother of a junkie   September 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    This is not a racial thing….. it is a human problem!!! It is humans choosing to do this!!! Has nothing to do with White, Blacks, Hispanics or any other race, but the human race. I will back the Sheriffs every time with this, not only will I back them I will give them any and all info I have, even if it has to do with my own!

  125. RAIDER LOVER   September 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    proud mexicant and wow. ,do us all a favor and go get another neck tattoo,well added a another mexican to the arrest list,, all i have to say is raiders have super bowl wins,, chargers have toilet bowls ,, its a mexican-mexico problem,, all they know is drugs and killing people for power, feel sorry for all of you, all this dope is from mexico,,thats a fact

  126. Pessimistic   September 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I have no doubt that many, if not most, of these oxygen wasters are locked up in MCC downtown SD. With that amount of drugs and obviously they probably purchased just as much or MORE to build there case over six months. The Feds are going to hose them BIG TIME. Fed sentencing guidelines are much more hardcore than the State! Can you say 10 year minimum; more likely some are looking at 20 to 40! LMAO!!!!!!!! Good for them! You want to play you got to pay, as the old saying goes. Crying? There’s no crying in drug dealing! Got to love it. Thanks SDSO for getting this kick started!

    BTW – it amazes me how some on here are either sniveling about there poor love ones getting busted (I am sure they were doing more than being ‘buyers’), they won’t do any time (blame our D.A. for that if they are going State), or "what about my neighborhood drug dealer? They ain’t done squat about them." Cry me a river people… especially to the last one, since you should know by now the law enforcement resources in our town are limited. Be happy they used the time, money and energy to get this crew dismantled. I have no doubt they will have to plan for those that try to fill the void, because the void always tries to be filled.

    As for those sniveling about their "precious" ADULT kids getting caught up in this I bet they were part of the dealing, transporting, etc. not to mention they are probably ALL thieves here in town, wreaking havoc and pain upon others, to pay for their addiction (an addiction of CHOICE)!

    ***RANT OVER*** carry on…

  127. rparker   September 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    what do you mean "wrong place wrong time" if your kid is 12 maybe but not at driveing age. OPEN YOUR EYES

  128. Patty   September 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Awesome! The amount confiscated was not nearly close to the amount that is most likely still out there, but its a start! Time to clean up our little town

    @ Raider Lover, you are extremely ignorant. Drugs are not biased, they feed off of anyone regardless of race or creed. Yes our town may have an illegal problem, but maybe those people are here for the education you clearly lack. I work my butt off and pay taxes just like most of us but people like you seriously annoy the crud out of me. You sit behind your computer complaining about the “mexicants”, do something. You were right about one thing, if we all come together perhaps we can come up with a solution, but complaining on here isn’t going to make the problem go away. And for the record, the only people I’ve ever been approached by trying to sell their e b t card were white…it was probably you.

  129. Old resident   September 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Don’t ppl understand that if you live in fallbrook you live in a drug traffickers heaven. I mean fallbrook is as far north in sd county as you can get and is the last stop on the freeway before the border checkpoints on the 5 and 15…it is and always will be a rural spot where cheap stash houses with lots of land provide the perfect hiding spot. I bet most of the ppl picked up in the raid will plea out, or have charges dropped…30lbs of weed, didn’t the mayor of fallbrooks son get caught with more than that a few years ago

  130. Mom's   September 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Wake up, just because someone has a Latino name doesn’t mean they are illegal.

  131. Mom's   September 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Wake up, just because someone has a Latino name doesn’t mean they are illegal.

  132. MADDIE PAIGE   September 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    free all the homies…… πŸ™ it really sucks they seriously got all my friends…. just because they r drug addicts doesnt mean they are bad people. they just make bad choices. they will all be out before no time. this is there chance to get clean

  133. Escondido People   September 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Bravo, excellent job!! Now the streets are a little safer. Words cannot express our gratitude.

  134. Boa   September 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    First I would like to thank all the agencies that banded together to get the drugs and guns and dealers off the streets. And yes, unfortunately, most of these people will be out on the streets sooner than we would like. I understand why some people here want pictures of the people on the list. Once they’re out it would be nice to know what they look like to make sure they aren’t selling to someone where they live and also to report them. I too have a relative that was on the list but was not sad to hear he was arrested. He chooses to make the same decisions in life which always leads to jail. I would like to see some survellance around 202 ammunition road where gangs and drugs are prevalant. Here’s a suggestion about pictures of people on the list. Those who know them should submit pictures to the paper seeing as the sheriffs can’t do it. Well once again Thank You for getting at least some of the drugs, guns and dealers off the streets.

  135. RAIDER LOVER   September 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm


  136. D.K.   September 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Its about frickin time they did something in fallbrook, I got outa there years ago and been clean ever since and have never looked back at that town, I can’t believe all those people got popped cuz they were doin that when I was growin up! God bless!!!!!

  137. SOB   September 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm


  138. Fed up   September 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Re: "Keep up the good work" Comment #40,
    That Crime Free – Drug Free lease addendum you so call "enforce" is just a piece of paper added to the lease. Its not a protective security safety shield. Property managers that don’t live on the property they so-call manage are clueless of what really goes on . Some advice..Hang out, spend some quality time on the property instead of staying long enough to collect rent checks.Also, answer your phone or return tenant phone calls instead of ignoring them. Fellow tenants band together if you have a slumlord or a piece of $h!)
    property manager who ignores calls. Call sheriffs get these dirt bags (drug dealers) off the streets.

  139. NOWS THE TIME!!!   September 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm



  140. keep it kleen   September 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Lets all keep the momentum going.
    Get names and numbers from your kids and call them in.
    We’ve got to keep the presssure on.

  141. IDK   September 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Easy money but obviously you have to be careful

    S omeone known made this happened hehe

  142. AmothernAsister   September 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Yes thank you law enforcement but what most dont realize in such a small town that nothing happens without law enforcement knowing about it. The first place to do an undercover sting is within the law enforcement in Fallbrook. No on ever touches on which officer looked the other way for the right price. The sad part is that re-hab works if you have health insurance because they cut you off after so many treatments. But when you try to help a loved one paying cash for their treatment the clinics dont care. They only care about your next payment. And what happened to the snitches not on the list responsible for a murder! HMMMMM protective custody, amazing how a persons life becomes nothing in comparison to a drug bust. We protect those that commit horrible crimes who actually are only snitching to get immunity and get off at the cost of innocent addicts. We should focus more on rehabilitating those on the list to help the ones that are addicted. For only a rehabilitated addict can help an addict. Not a degree! Remember in order to keep law enforcement employed there has to be victims and who do you think funds the victims addictions? The people of the community need to take it back not law enforcement they are just as responsible as the dealers. Its sad but true. You can beat a woman, molest a child and be out in a day, beat a person for not living a socially accepted sexual preference and its a federal crime! Something is wrong with this picture. May God help us all.

  143. shotgunshells4u   September 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    why cant we see Mr. Jessie Sims Sr. charges thats the one that needs a round…He has used and abused so many…one of the untouchables…I really hope he doesnt walk away from this unscathed but I have a hunch he will…and if he does get Federal time that irks me the feds take better care of their inmates he deserves to do hard time out in one of those desert facilities right next door to where his cook house is…See ya!!! Wouldnt wanna be ya!!!

  144. 2nd yr resident   September 19, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you for cleaning up our town!

  145. snakezadile   September 20, 2012 at 12:02 am

    0_o no wonder theyre not asnwering the door. I thought they were hiding from me. Time to sleep for a few weeks i guess.

  146. snakezadile   September 20, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Im combing my carpets guys. Ill have a baggie in no time.

  147. Asking Village News   September 20, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Anonymous tips line numbers?
    Many of us are tired of drug dealers

    VILLAGE NEWS RESPONDS: See Crime Stoppers toll free number at the end of the story. That is the anonymous tip line.

  148. JWS   September 20, 2012 at 7:49 am


  149. Preston   September 20, 2012 at 7:53 am

    We praise law enforcement for a job well done and then "We the People" stab them in the back by voting to be soft on crime. Most of the individuals involved in this will be back on the street in no time.

  150. Alanon Member   September 20, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Addiction is a problem our society needs to take a long and hard look at. Busting the suppliers is necessary for the reduction of crime activity and keeping our community safe. However, the problem of addiction keeps the suppliers in business. More needs to be done to recognize the epidemic of drug use and offer some real solutions to those who are struggling in their disease.

  151. to comment#144   September 20, 2012 at 8:14 am

    The reason why his name isn’t coming up is because he’s in federal custody, same as his girlfriend Cynthia and son Joe!!!!

  152. local mom   September 20, 2012 at 8:45 am

    thank you to all involved to get this stuff off the streets ,,,all us parents just need to keep educating our kids,,,,,,this stuff is bad,and all people around it,,,

  153. sister/cousin   September 20, 2012 at 9:32 am

    they will be out by next week, these guys keep the cops jobs going everyday. they need them on the streets

  154. Resident   September 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Someone in previous comments said it.

    You have a dealer on your street? Now is the time to turn them in. There are so many in jail that no one will know if one of them talked or who did it. It’s relatively safe.

    Get rid of the dealers. Shut down the crack house on your street.

    Do it today.

  155. class of 98   September 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

    The heroin was in our schools in 96. I knew these people would be busted soon.

  156. concerned mother   September 20, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I understand the saying “you do what you have to do” i mean in supporting your kids you will most likely do anything but dang :/ most of these people are parents and have families and the families are the ones suffering. Since this happened i started looking for another town and home to move into. Helicopter is flying by 24/7 seems like we live in the ghetto where someone is getting hurt 24/7. Our town is being destroyed. VILLAGE NEWS : there were kids present during this probably watching their parents getting taken away :/ god help these kids.

  157. RAIDER LOVER   September 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

    really patty,, thats why im saying it on here, wake up people, start calling in tips on illegals and other crimes you see, and patty, i work for my self, i dont have a ebt card, but have been asked many times in front of our local stores to trade money for it or buy them cigs or booze, your ignorance shows ,all the illegals are here for all the freebies, medical, food stamps, rent assistance, free school,, everything that we pay for, they get for free, patty get angry at the real problem

  158. Re.....   September 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    To all of these individuals who believe that they are invisible, maybe you ought to talk with the people who were caught during this bust. I bet they also felt the same way. If not now, soon my friends!! Don’t get so caught up in puffing out your chests, your tune is coming.

  159. wow.   September 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    RAIDER LOVER, you sure are possitive about where the “dope” is coming from, maybe you’re the one bringing it over, they should hit up your house at 6am to see what surprises your’re hiding…it’s all good toilet bowls are good they serve a good purpose,

  160. wow.   September 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I agree with AmotheranAsister, the system is all screwed up, everyone focuses on making a rasial thing out almost all situations, It’s good that they’re cleaning up our town and all but what about those (mostly girls) that are very addicted to drugs? The sheriff arrest them, then they get all the info from them as to who what and where they get their drugs from, then they take in the "dealer" or make a so called large bust, but they let those (mostly girls) go to keep on using drugs, they repeat this over and over again, instead of rehabilitating them they enable them, they think it’s ok because as long as they provide info. they’ll be out and about using drugs with no worry, I myself have never used any type of drug I have a drink on special ocasions like christmas new year you know holidays but that’s it, And what about those who made a mistake when they were young, did jail time and finacially paid their dues, learned their lesson and turned their life around for good?? Nothing is said for them and it sucks that they categorize you by what you once did,or simply by your last name, in the eyes of the fallbrook sheriff dep. you will always be what you once were and that is not right, they need to do things right….and before you all start assuming that I’m an ex-con well let me say it clearly, I am NOT an ex-con, I just say it how it is sometimes things just aren’t what they seem.

  161. RAIDER LOVER   September 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    TO WOW. you must be dumb if you dont believe all those drugs are from or came through mexico, COPS are welcome to my house anytime any day,, i got nothing to hide,,smells like roses at my house,, so go stuff your head back in the toilet,,drove down w .clemmens about 2:00 p.m. saw they had arrested another mexican woman,, nice work sheriffs

  162. Patty   September 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    @raider lover, I am angry at the real issue I’m not blind. However I am very much offended by your comments. I am Mexican (not can’t) I have a full time job that I love, I go to school, I don’t qualify for financial aid. I also do a lot of volunteer work around the community. I was born and raised here and not one single person in my immediate or extended family is on any kind of government assistance. Not all people that are Mexican are illegal. You’re right they do come here to take advantage of all our country has to offer, can you blame them? Is it right? No, I agree they need to go through the process and become a legal citizen. We’re on the same side here. We agree on a lot of things, there are different ways to go about things. You can’t just assume every "non white" person is here illegally, smoking crack, and slinging food stamps on the corner. There are good and bad people in every race. I guess my point is for YOU to get angry at the real problem.

  163. Center for Discovery   September 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Substance abuse does not discriminate – we treat adolescents ages 11 – 17 for addiction. Sadly, heroin and meth are the drugs of choice these days. If you know someone who needs help, please look at:

  164. grateful parent   September 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Just have to say I’m very grateful for the sheriff’s hard work. I looked at the names and saw some names I recognize. Problem is these same people have repeatly been charged with drug pedaling, armed robbery & were released shortly after previous arrests. I hope that this time they stay locked up. Need to teach a few lessons & scare thoses who haven’t been caught yet.

  165. Drug Dealers We R Watching You!   September 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    A Job well done,to the San Diego County Sheriffs Department, and all the other Federal. state, and local agencies involved !

    Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you! For taking out the trash for us here in Fallbrook !

    God Bless bless you & keep you safe!

  166. Sad   September 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    There are good people and bad people in every race and nationality, this article proves it. There are certainly plenty of bad white people on this list. It saddens me to hear the illiterate rantings of some of the “stoners” or wanna be stoners who have made their silly comments on this website. The other day I saw a young woman who went to school with one of my daughters, a once fairly attractive girl has turned into a tweaker with bad skin, bad teeth, stringy dirty hair and obviously no job and no future, is this what you people aspire to be? If so you have a life expectancy of maybe 5 more years and they won’t be good ones.

  167. Laughing out loud   September 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Finally! I don’t have to wait in line at Bank of America.

  168. RAIDER LOVER   September 20, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    SAD –you just top the list, you judge this young women because ,your what better than her, how do you know she was a tweaker,, did you ask her?, how do you know she had no job?, did you ask her, no you just judged her, your the worst person on this page, who made you GOD, maybe she needed some help, did you ask her? NO, your to busy judging,, talk about stupid comments

  169. ExJunkie   September 21, 2012 at 12:35 am

    I used to sell drugs in Fallbrook a long time ago. And money talks for sure. I had the money and got a great attorney and did maybe 3 months for the same charges as most of the people on this list. All the people sitting in jail still are little fish, and will pay for it too. The people who have been “running” the town for years have money set aside for when things like this happen. They will most likely not do very much time at all. Every time you cut one drug dealers head off another one grows in its place. Education is the key here. We need to start educating our kids and give them the facts about drugs. The just say no doesn’t work. It didn’t work for me. I have been sober now for over five years and I will never EVER live in Fallbrook. Nice place to drive threw. I wouldn’t want my kids to grow up there.

  170. d   September 21, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Raider lover you’re a racist bro.

  171. Pessimistic   September 21, 2012 at 4:52 am

    AmothernAsister (comment #142) and wow. (comment #160) – at least I can read between the lines. Your sons / daughters / brothers / sisters all CHOSE the paths they did, thus the consequences of those CHOICES. Your unconvincing attempts to deflect blame back at law enforcement for THEIR and YOUR problems is pathetic. You won’t get much sympathy from most on here, including me – someone who has had a similar 12 year battle / experience with a person from within one of the above categories. I have been on that roller coaster, trying to keep my loved one buckled in, way too often…

  172. Pessimistic   September 21, 2012 at 5:25 am

    P.S. don’t take what I say as not being empathetic, because I am. Take that shroud of blame off your shoulders and deal with it, as I try to do to this day. People living in glass houses should not be throwing stones…

  173. Koncerned Citizen   September 21, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Low hanging fruit.

  174. Resident   September 21, 2012 at 7:17 am

    The 3 strikes law is still in effect, isn’t it?

    The multiple offences they have should land some of these people long sentences.

  175. grunt   September 21, 2012 at 7:32 am

    @Patty – you were born and raised here – doesn’t that make you an American? Even American of Mexican heritage I get, but mexican? That is the problem, you define yourselve by skin tone and families home, I am American, even though my family came from other places.

  176. Preston   September 21, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I believe the Federal minimum (for drugs) is 5 years and plea deals often bring it down from there. They then usually only serve a percentage of that time and although a higher percentage than if busted by the state of California they are still out early.
    I would like to repeat my previous comment so those that are so glad these people have been arrested now need to vote and demand they are locked up and stay locked up.
    "We praise law enforcement for a job well done and then "We the People" stab them in the back by voting to be soft on crime. Most of the individuals involved in this will be back on the street in no time".

  177. ???   September 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Here is something to think about. This long time dealer would not trade drugs for stolen items, did not sell drugs to under age kids, and did not trade his dope for sex with our young daughters because they didn’t have money. If there was a senseless crime spree going on in Fallbrook that he would read about in the paper, he would use his influence to find out who was behind it and stop it. Now another drug dealer will end up taking his placewho does not have the ethics this man has. I know we’re talking about a drug dealer. But he gave police their respect. He didn’t leave his house to run around the streets. No first time drug user ever crossed his doorway. If they found a gun at his house it was not intended for the police. This man is unwavering in his integrity. The police were able to satisfy their curiosity about who this somewhat elucive man is. If he were scum he would have been doing things that would have got him arrested years ago. Trading him for the average drug dealer is not a win for Fallbrook. I pray for all involved. And that somehow in the end of all of this our Heavenly Father will recive glory.

  178. Resident   September 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Now I have heard everything.

    Comment #177 says the long time dealer was "unwavering in his integrity". Yes, my mouth is open in astonishment too.

    The comment ends asking that God get the glory?

    What kind of freaks live here?

  179. @???   September 21, 2012 at 11:26 am

    are you serious geeez come on man a drug dealer is a drug dealer he ruined countless lives the stuff is not a joke its a poison not just to the ones that take it but to there family’s as well as the community

  180. comment above   September 21, 2012 at 11:55 am

    How do you know this?

  181. Weatherman   September 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Well ???, how do you know this person is so ethical? He is so ethical he sells illegal drugs which do nothing but destroy the lives of the users and all those around them. Drug dealers are scum and should be dropped in Tehran without a parachute.

  182. Born&raisedhere   September 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Amen Grunt! (comment 175)
    @Patty is as much Mexican as I am Austrian, English, Scandanavian or American Indian. I’m second generation Native American Citizen(not the Reservation variety)Since my grandparents hit the shores some 100+ years ago we have strived to work together with any and all who live their lives building up this, great country. We have fought and bled for our country, strived to raise and educate our children to be productive members of society. We are Doctors, Engineers, Military officers, Enlisted NCO’s, Disabled Vets ,Nurses, mechanics, building contractors, business owners, stylists and electricians among just the second generation. We are AMERICANS not some hyphen something or another. When we get together for Thanksgiving we share some of our grandparents recipies and discuss the "old country" but often we talk politics. We are Democrat, Republican, Independent, and Green. We are liberal, conservative and somewhere in-between. But we ALL vote. That is the ticket to have a say about anything political. Drug policies are political – not racial. We have had drug peddlers among us and are glad they spent time behind bars so they could see the light and try to make something of their life in this, the greatest nation on the earth. Unless you were born abroad and then emigrated here and become a citizen, you don’t own a hyphen-American title.

  183. MRG   September 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Great job by our law enforcement personnel!

  184. At: ???   September 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Piece of advice to ???
    Carefully remove your head. Wait 10 minutes and place it back on your neck and very, very carefully screw it on in a clockwise direction until it is nice and snug. There. Maybe that and a bunch of prayers will help you see the light of day.

  185. Use to be   September 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    At comment 169…….so you got 3months for the same charges these guys are facing……I bet you told on alot of people……if any one of the top defendants in this case gets less than the minimum 1O year sentence ….then they definitely are telling to save there a!! And who knows if the drugs they found are all hype cuz they never posted the pics of all the drugs…..just guns and a little cash !!! It’s kinda funny…..we all want to see the pics……so whoever is in charge of this paper ….let’s see if the sheriffs can release the photos of this big bust !!! Cuz big time dealers with that kind of weight don’t live in little rental pads that are next to an automotive shop !!! Dude has been there for quit a while without getting busted…….either he paid for a little protection or he was just stupid lucky for so long !!! But either way the streets will be dry for a little bit until the next dummy takes their place !

  186. Pooh Sticks   September 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Re comment #177: Adolf Hitler was a good man. I know this because I saw a picture of him petting his dog. Sheesh, get a grip.

  187. Resident   September 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    To comment #177

    How do you know all this about the man you are talking about?

  188. Route 66   September 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    To: Raider Lover

    You’re a Hater and Racist- how the hel* would you know who is an illegal and who’s not…in the Alturas area.? YOU SHOULD BE DEPORTED TO THE COUNTRY FROM WHERE YOUR ANCESTORS FLED IN SEARCH OF BETTER…

    Secondly, the racial mix of criminals listed appear to be an almost 50/50% mix Hispanic/Caucasoid race..a THUG by any other RACE – still STINKS!!

    "Pogo" said it best, " I have seen the enemy, and it is Us." GW and his Administration Thugs, sent America on an Ideologues’ Crusade a contrived and fabricated reverse jihad against Weapons of Mass Destruction- killing 6000 young and old lives and disfiguring 10’s of thousands more- and like Reagan’s War Against The Russian Tide- destroyed the World Economy with a Tsunami of Trillions in an UNFUNDED HOLY WAR.

  189. catmother   September 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    @??? #177 I can’t wait to see the court transcripts:

    Judge: How do you plead?

    Defendant: At least I didn’t molest and sell drugs to underage girls with no money!

    Judge: You are clearly a man of unwavering integrity. You are free to go.

  190. Portland transplant   September 21, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    ..I’m looking for a home in your town..thank you for all your comments..If good people do nothing, evil will prevail..I love your town, and will help fight with you..thank you for all your comments…It is very sad..can’t give up on these kids….

  191. ............   September 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    haha 49 connects aint nothingg!! theres still like 50 on the outs! πŸ˜‰

  192. ex resident   September 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    to the people who write that illegals are next, news flash your AVOCADO FESTIVAL is made possible thanks to the hard work of ILLEGALS. Please retain your inadequate comments. to those who chant and cheer the fpd and all agencies involved, do you realize all of those agencies are being payed out of what this small town has in revenue? this is a once in a longtime deal take out the small timers, get them registered as drug distribuitors or sellers, will not eliminate the king pins… remember just cause you took out one dealer doesnt mean theres others waiting their turn!

    the method to stop all the damage to the youth is t give them something to do put up the "BOX HUT" or build that skate park for the youth give them something possitive to do. I moved out and honestly would nevergo back the youth have few options… streets, drugs, or jail….. change the town and the people will follow……

    ex resident….

  193. Concerned   September 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Great job to all involved! However, it’s too bad that within 12 hours of the sweep one of the subject houses was beginning to be repopulated by the same kind of people that were rounded up. It goes to show you that those that worship the filth of life are many. We still have a lot work to do. Parents, you gotta get back to the basics…teach good principles and spend a lot of time with your kids doing good wholesome family things. Oh yes, keep your adult opinions to yourself. Don’t expose your kids to bad language; Don’t down-grade the authorities; Be kind to one another and respect your neighbors. Thank-you to all the Law Enforcement personnel who did a fine job of clearing this wave of crime. Keep reporting what you observe and we’ll keep getting the rif-raf out of here.

  194. Justwantmynewphewback   September 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I can’t believe that #177 could even say that, my nephew is an addict which was not the dealers fault but this dealer has taken him for all he has. EVERYTHING!!!!!! They have keep him strung out and then he was in debt to them, hmmm how does he pay them back I wonder???? Could it be they then use him do there deals so they don’t get caught??? Maybe that’s how this dealer has stayed in business for so long. I can assure you it is not because he is a man of morals. He got people so strung out they didn’t even know there names and took advantage of them to do bad things. They took my nephews soul and left his family trying to help him. I hope the dealer rots in jail!!!! No man of morals does what his does, he is evil. You mention that he would use his influence to stop bad things from happening, no one that was just selling a bit of weed would have influence, this man was bad!!!!! Not selling to under age kids? Are you kidding me – you need to check again. Not trading stolen stuff – check again.

  195. RAIDER LOVER   September 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    TO ROUTE 66: I AM 100% american indian, this is my country, you judge me, im from here, i’ve seen the michoacans living in the alturas trailer park, and living on west clemmens, these owners should be held accountable for letting this trash in our town, this is our proud ghetto, where it all starts,but hey lets just turn a blind eye to it,, slum lords in fallbrook, anything for a dollar, you call me racist and a hater ..look in the mirror

  196. Fallbrook res.   September 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Welcome Portland transplant there are a few small homes on Santa margarita and Hillcrest lane has a newly rehab homes that should be ready soon. Good luck, don’t give up on Fallbrook we can win this fight.

  197. Frosty   September 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    to: Portland transplant, I wish you Luck in SoCal! Hope you brought lots of money with you. Be sure to get a dog and put cameras on the property. Iron Sights shooting range in Oceanside is a great place to learn to defend yourself and is great fun too.

  198. RAIDER LOVER   September 22, 2012 at 12:01 am

    portland transplant,,there some fine homes on alturas ln or on west clemmens, I have a place for rent in olive hills, might be out of your price range,, call a realtor,my ex lit her self on fire in the closet a few years back, but its all cleaned up

  199. Mossberglover   September 22, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Dear happy people from the Village of FALLBROOK.let’s see. The human mind. Todays lost children. Todays lost adults. Wow I’ve worked all day in the hot sun and think I will get a frosted mug from the freezer & have a beer. Ok… Now let’s see.. Law enforcement… Drug dealers…5000% return on your buy investment…
    Guess what groups flourished during prohibition…9 yrs of stupidity. The war on drugs..1970’s tricky Dick. enforcement…Follow the $$$$. If a human being wants to alter their thought process, gamble, seek out sex partners, they can & will do anything to obtain those desired treats. If the first # in your age starts with. 2….that’s it. Adult. Nothing short of a mandatory 2 year program for all 18 yr. Olds which include hard physical skill sets to learn how to be an adult that understands what freedoms our forefathers faced without cell phone, computers, video games..blah blah. do you really blame drug dealers for trying… It’s NEVER going to end. The only radical shakeup aftet spending trillions is give drugs away free to all over 21. But you must bring your orange 5 Gal. Home Depot pail because theirs only one size.

  200. Route 66   September 22, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Dear PORTLANDER-this Ain’t Starbucks…

    the 1%ers live largely unaffected by these scenarios…they live in AvoRanchos in The Hills of TheBrookCity…and not often enough venture into the bowels of the City; but only silently, knOw these issues exist. It’s like Iraq n Afghanistan to America, in that We The People, HAVE NO SKIN IN THE GAME (no common sacrifice that identifies and unifies a cause – like a good old draft/conscription is supposed to – the 1%ers figured out how to exempt and defer in VietNam draft days), and not sure if they’ll even "feel" a negative monetary impact from trillions spent in an Unfunded "War," nearly bankrupting our country. And, I’m sure you are well aware Portland (and every other City in America) has its share of the Dark Underbelly of Humanity-Drugs Gangs Ghettos-Great Disparities between The Haves and Have Nots . I say, "Clean your own toilet, before you comment on someone else’s dirty bowl!" Only by GETTING YOUR SKIN IN THE GAME (paying the highest level of taxes-that’s something the 1%ers feel no compulsion to do…they practice "tax avoidance," even evasion at times) can you actually make a positive impact on improving the future outcome…drugs for the bulk of the matter are more cheaply and quantitatively produced OUTSIDE of America, but are most PROLIFICALLY USED, by Americans . That is Our War Burden.

  201. Local_mom   September 22, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Interesting enough this happened in front of our local school bus stops where lots of children got to watch parents adults and their children detained and made to sit on the sidewalk during this locale bust over by rite-aid. Now that’s got to be enough public humiliation for these kids who I wonder had any say in the matter being included in drug dealing.

  202. Patty   September 22, 2012 at 6:41 am

    @ grunt and born and raised here, you’re both right πŸ™‚ have a nice day

    And comment 177: you must be one of the customers because you’re clearly delusional. “No first time drug user ever crossed his door”. You’re ridiculous! And you’re part of the problem, you’re an enabler. Explain to me then how kids in high school are doing heroin ? How a few that I went to high school with have died from overdose ? They weren’t always drug users they were new at some point… Does that make sense to you ?

    I’m not saying these people are bad people. But people on drugs are not all there, they’re crazy, they think arguments like yours actually hold water. They are clearly victims of drugs but THEY CHOSE THAT LIFE AND ONLY THEY CAN DECIDE TO CHANGE.

    And no we wouldn’t rather trade him for an “average drug dealer” we don’t want any of your drug crud in our town so you and your low life friends should seek help and change your ways or move the heck out.

    There are so many resources out there that can help you. You obviously know how to use a computer go to Google and search !

  203. concerned local   September 22, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I’m wondering that after all this, is anybody thinking of the users that are still in the streets. We have cut off their supply and now they are sick. there could be possibly some vandalism? Should we be thinking of providing counseling and guidance for people not to use anymore? Where there’s a will they will find their drug of choice. Fallbrook face the fact, we need real rehabilitation centers in our community. This problem will come back if we don’t help our people recover.

  204. ????   September 22, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Haven’t been in Fallbrook for years.But I have to agree with comment #177

  205. ????   September 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I also would like to say that i think most people…do what ever they want to do…it’s tough to make somebody do something they don’t want to do.

  206. Eaglesperchneighbor   September 22, 2012 at 10:17 am

    The Sherriffs should be commended for this big bust. But there are still more criminals in our beautiful community to be dealt with. There’s a huge grow house on my street for several years. They’ve removed the roof and it’s full of mold. Rats and bugs are now traveling to my house and the home is a huge eyesore and the windows are all taped with plastic. We live in a serene, luxury home, countryside area in Bonsall. The former owner went there and the dealer beat him up. All of the neighbors want our street back to normal.

  207. Fallbrook res.   September 22, 2012 at 10:44 am

    O.k. Raider lover, I get it, you don’t want good people like Portland to move into Fallbrook. You must be one of the badguys after all. There are good familys in small homes also,if we fill them with good familys that care about their neighborhoods. Only good things will come of it. Realtors sadly down play the problems of Fallbrook, they want good familys here too.

  208. me   September 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Fallow the money, thats who has the most to loose thats who you lock up. I bet Mr Sim’s gets off. He alway does. Please ask your self how and why?

  209. AmothernAsister   September 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    To Pessimistic, its not about getting empathy or engaging in name calling. Pathetic is a strong word for a drug epidemic in America. The focus on all of this is on the individuals impacted by people just like you. Instead of insulting me A sister, it should be at legislature that doesnt provide adequate rehabilitation for these folks. Instead institutionalizing them only makes them worse. We need long term rehabilitation facilities mandatory not the ones they have on a volunteer basis. Then if they continue to be offenders its fair to put them behind bars. But we are all human beings. Its sad that child sex offenders are protected, same sex origin are protected, murderers or accomplises can snitch out their loved ones to save themselves. You can beat a woman almost to deaths door and get mandatory anger management classes. You can abandon your children for the state to raise them and no consequences. We send soldiers to war to fight for oil die and yet we continue to buy the gas. What would happen if we all rode bicycles, horses and stopped supporting the gas industry. The answers are obvious but instead you call me pathetic. What have you done as an individual to help the situation? Have you because of your experience reached out to the youth in trouble? We have forgotten to be is Christ like, and what does that mean? Christ was a carpenter, that doesn’t mean build a house, HE WAS FIRST AND FOReMOST A SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE! How many people have you served? How many of our youth have you mentored? And you call me pathetic without even knowing me! Speaks true character of the type of person you are. I never mentioned in my comment to have empathy for my family member on the list, I was just trying to have us all take a look at the big picture. Fallbrook is a beautiful place. But nothing happens in Fallbrook without law enforcement knowing. Ask the drug dealers locked up which one/or ones where on their payroll, I bet you would be shocked. I was!

  210. proud mexican   September 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Besides the fact that Fallbrook has so many dope dealers that no one has accounted for yet, you think that fallrook is made up of just only drug dealers and junkies, yet your right here discrimating about other races, take a look at yourself , fallbrook has many racist like you also and tends to discriminate one race. What makes you better than any of us? we all bleed the same blood.Watch your words cause your words might become your actions….Dont be so naive and stupid, you think everyone is illegeal cause you see the color of my skin,watever homie, yea your right people in mexico do cross the border for a better future for their families, and to do your job wich you probably dont even do.. You treat them like if their criminals, stick to what you know best and shut the heck up…You think all drugs come from one resource wich is mexico?? you must be stupid or something it goes for other countries as well ..Before you even judge take a look at how pathetic you are , cause you think the hispanic race will just go away,no sir, were a million strong and growing…..

  211. God Bless!   September 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Thank you for the men and women in uniform cleaning our streets of this scum! Sadly, this isn’t even a small part of that group in town πŸ™

  212. mom of son thats listed   September 22, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    No matter what u should always stand by your child. I might not agree with my child’s choices an actions but i will always be there for my kid. People can say what they want but it don’t make my child a bad person. My kid has a disease that’s very hard to overcome an got mixed up with the wrong people. Unfortunately i knew an grew up with a lot of people on that list its a very sad situation for everyone.

  213. haha makes me laugh   September 22, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Drugs are always going to be around..! There’s no stop! If you can’t get your hands on street drugs then you can get your hands on legal drugs such as medical cannibus, ritalin contains a percentage of meth so take a handful n you’ll be good, methadone/oxycotton also work as herion…point is drugs are always goin to be around… Multi billion dollar industry duh!! US has a big debt and can’t keep on using money too try n shut a multi billion dollar industry… So lighten up n hit tha bong for gods sake god put weed so we can enjoy mother natures true herb!!!

  214. Preston   September 23, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Village News,
    Please devote a full page and print the pictures (mugshots) of each individual arrested so we can all have a good look at those that devoted their life to destroying the lives of others (including their neighbors children) for profit.

    ****VILLAGE NEWS RESPONDS: Preston, earlier in this thread, we stated that the Sheriff’s Dept will not provide us with mug shots any longer. We would like to have them, but it does not appear that will happen.

  215. WOW!!!   September 23, 2012 at 10:23 am

    This article is on it’s way to becoming the NUMBA ONE most commented on article. Soon to pass the 240 comments for the 13 year shot in Vista. AND we have not even heard from Ray yet to tell us "I told you so" LOL His comment will likely evoke an additional 100 or so. He must be on vacation or did I miss it? Thanks again FVN. I am a subscriber to the paper but like to read the articles here too.

  216. openyoureyes   September 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    We force our kids on Ritalin and Adderal and then ask why do they like speed? We give them psychotropics like Xanax for the least bit of anxiety or for a relationship breakup and wonder why do they like cocaine? We put them on oxycotin or vicodine for the least amount of pain and then ask why do they do heroin? Most these kids start drugs by sharing each others prescriptions then turn to the streets when prescriptions are not available. How many hypocrites who wrote comments above are abusing prescription medicine? I would really like to know.

  217. stop the madness   September 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    education is the only way to combat the drug war…
    not ruining young kids lives by putting them in jail,
    second and third time offenders mandatory 3 year drug
    testing+weekley +counseling than the chain gang

  218. Rdvr   September 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    This could happen any ware even Fallbrook has big city crime. Get over thinking you live in a paradise. At one time it was a great place to live but it is no better than any other city now.

  219. Former Fallbrookian   September 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    What Rdvr said is right on the money. I lived in Fallbrook the past twenty years. I moved out of state this last Christmas because I was tired of holding back the tide of drug related property crimes. I was burglarized twice, the Fallbrook Sherrifs apprehended the thieves in both cases. The first one was a heroin addict, the second one was high on an assortment of illegal drugs. Each trashed my property when they didn’t find much of value for resale. Each was a caucasion male, BTW. At one time, Fallbrook was voted one of the 100 best places to retire, one of only three locations that made the list in California. It’s sad to see how Fallbrook has deteriorated due to drug related crimes. Fallbrook has so much potential to be "the friendly village" again if the drug trade can be thwarted. I’m now living in a place that reminds me of how Fallbrook once was, a friendly, safe village. I’d like to say I miss Fallbrook but I don’t. Some of my Fallbrook friends have hitched up their wagons and they’re following me right on out of California.

  220. resident year #2   September 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    most people began to experiment when they were as young as 12/13 years old. Middle school catch them using and selling to each other but don’t do much to those that get caught. Maybe a couple days of suspension.

  221. Over it   September 23, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Fallbrook is a great town if u lead ur children to make right choices I love this town and all u racist people get a life mexicans are part of fallbrook wether u like it or not

  222. Support our town youth   September 24, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Come hear our town’s up & coming band Summer Leagues, along with Paper Planet & the Show Ponies at a free concert next Saturday, 9/29 from 6:30-9:30 at 463 Ministries, 463 S. Stagecoach (Sonrise Christian Fellowship, formerly Fallbrook Presbyterian). This is your chance to support the positive in our teens & see the the teens of Fallbrook that I see & love. Fallbrook is a wonderful town with great people & kids.

  223. Alanon Member   September 24, 2012 at 7:49 am

    To ???: Noone who deals drugs has integrity. Noone who deals drugs or uses drugs gives "glory to God."

    Anyone who knows anything about addiction knows that it leads to: 1) mental institutions, 2) jail, and 3) death.

    Addicts have a disease; Dealers take advantage of that disease. Maybe dealers should be fed herion in prison and then the system should take the heroin away. Let the dealer withdraw in a cold, concrete cell. After a couple of weeks, do it again so they can live the misery they cause to other people.

  224. Sister/cousin   September 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I told you they would be out in no time…

    Jessie and Joe Sims are already out on bail

    and they have already released 25% of the other people

  225. Curious   September 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Anyone know where they raided in Rainbow? Or who was arrested?

  226. Sublimeliving1   September 24, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Is this the answer? The drug market is a lot like the stock exchange with supply and demand. Take away the supply and you create an increased demand for product. Meaning its worth goes up, people are willing to do more and take more risks for the money… It’s a never ending battle. There is no war on drugs, it’s a facade to divert more tax revenue. . I’m great full for the efforts to get rid of the meth and heroine, but I’m pretty sure they are still going to get high somewhere …. Or even worse. Get drunk …..! Lol. Who’s at fault? The chicken or the egg??

  227. another mother of a junkie   September 25, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Alanon Member…. Well said!!

  228. Livin   September 25, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I doubt that very many of these heroin junkies are robbing houses or stealing from cars! Cant risk the lockup without a fix. if
    I wanted meth,
    I will go cook myself a batch out in someone’s grove! I cant remember the last time that
    I have seen pot that actually came from Mexico! We sure do have a lot produced state side though! Probally going to be on the ballot for next year too.

  229. surprised   September 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Why have you not approved a comment about the truth concerning the real loyalties and identities of the drug dealers? I wonder how much of the truth is really posted on this website vs. how much is kept from the public.


  230. Surprised   September 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    a bit shock that everyone quit writing since the post that the sims were out on bail

  231. Who's right?   September 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    you guys posted they caught 31lbs. of H. Channel 8 reported 11 ounces???? who is right???? Also I heard another Raid this morning by La Paloma School…. looks like the raids are still going on… Good Job San Diego Police it really was a blessing in disguise for all of those caught!

    ***VILLAGE NEWS REPLIES – We reported the amounts as provided directly by the Sheriff’s Dept.

  232. another mother of a junkie   September 27, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Wonder who’s names will be in the paper today? Big bust at corner of Juliette and Magarian. Plain clothes and all. About time. Can you give us ant info on this???

  233. Preston   September 29, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I just re-read all the comments
    Real eye-opener
    FALLBROOK is is beautiful and many may not even realize just how special it is (especially those that have not lived many other places)….SO….
    Lets all work to help clean it up and keep it cleaned up.
    1. Report all drug activity to the San Diego Sheriff’s Dept. ( Crime Stoppers, toll free, at (888) 580-8477)
    2. Write (don’t just call) to the S. D. Sheriff and request he release the MUG SHOT pictures of those arrested (after the trial}. The department has indicated they would consider doing this if enough pressure was put on the Sheriff and The Village News indicates they will print them. Trust me this is important for those of us that live near the drug trade.
    3. Report Landlords that rent to known junkies and dealers because they can be held responsible.
    4. Vote to be tough on crime!! so the efforts of the sheriff’s department is not wasted.

  234. Re-Preston   September 30, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Well said Preston, but we seem to missing a big part of the problem here. As a parent who’ son is listed put it, "my son has a disease." The disease that is best known for drug users is parents tend to enable their children, by just stating "they have a problem" instead of being part of the solution, they are and becomes part of the problem. Enabling is when you constantly stand up for your child’s wrongdoing, and don’t let him or her suffer the consequences to realize the mistakes they have made. If we constantly cover things up, or push things aside because "my child has a problem" instead of being part of fixing the issue, we will not see a change. But if we as parents change the way we let our children begin to pay for their mistakes (positive reinforcement), then and only then, will your children begin to change. Quit coddling your addicted children, and stand up TO them by reinforcing the rights from the wrongs. In other words Quit Enabling!!!!

  235. Preston   October 1, 2012 at 7:32 am

    The last thing a "good" Parent wants is to face the fact that their child has been involved in an activity that destroys their life. Children do not choose this kind of life but are lured into it. Parents can only pray they have given their child the courage to resist the temptation to try drugs and this is why it is so important that everyone demand Drug Dealers are put in Prison and the revolving door at the judicial level is slammed shut. There is only one reason drugs are in our schools and the Dealers live just down the street — We the People allow it.

  236. Ihope   October 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I hope that now that the Sims are out on bail that the Sheriffs are keeping a good eye on them.

  237. lol   October 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    What makes u people think the Sims are out on bail? Has anyone actually seen any of them? U people make me laugh!!

  238. Ihope   October 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    They don’t show up in the sheriff’s site as being in jail. It would be great if they still were locked up.

  239. cj   October 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I don’t think the Sims are out on bail. Everyone is looking them up on San Diego jail site. They are in federal custody and you can not look them up there.

  240. wow   October 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

    you people are amazingly dumb I have to say! when you play with the dirty stuff you do the time in prison people not county jail!!!

  241. Ihope   October 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Prison really? Have they had a trial and been convicted yet???

  242. wow   October 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    no but that is what DOES happen next! they dont just get let go when they have put this much into it to make it happen and lets just say the undercover buys probably didnt help much

  243. Preston   October 11, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Send a Drug Dealer to Prison. Sounds like a great idea but right now We the People have decided it costs too much. After all secure shelter, three meals a day (served), TV, a health club, library, free medical etc. does cost quite a bit. As a result We the People vote to be soft on crime and choose live down the street from Drug Dealers, Repeat Sex Offenders and the like and all that costs us is our future.

  244. Concerned neighbor   October 14, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    After all the arrests that were done, people are back to the house. This house is being foreclosed on, the owner has been hospitalized for almost two months after suffering a stroke. People are not paying rent, they are not paying for trash service, and they are sharing the electricity form the main house into the guest house. The rooms are being rented to other people and the house is being trashed. This is a family oriented neighborhood, expensive homes, very nice neighborhood in Fallbrook. Children live across the street and honestly, this is very scary. The sheriff’s department seems to ignore the calls that are being made, I guess it was all a big show! They arrested all these people and they are back into the house. Can anybody advise on what need to be done? Thank you.

  245. another concerned neighbor   October 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I hear you there Concerned neighbor, it seems like there getting relaxed after there sweep, I’m thinking they exhausted all there efforts to pay for more sweeps, heck can’t they use all that money they confiscated…lol.. When it comes to taking down such a large drug operation it’s like flies you can get rid of them temporarily but they always come back, believe me give it a few months and they’ll be back in operation and it will take months for law enforcement to react it’s such a shame please do your best to advise the sheriff bug the crud out of them, have cars towed that are there. good luck I will try my best as well.

  246. Frosty   October 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Concerned neighbor, I went through the exact same thing( for four years) you are going through right now. I called the sheriff so many times during that time and nothing was ever done. I did finally get one of the detectives e-mails and he did help us out a little bit. My best advice is to right down all license plate numbers of any vehicle that shows up there and e-mail these with your concerns to the detective working on these guys. I sometimes e-mailed them three times a day and got a response every time.

  247. LAMES   October 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    all i gotta say is that its funny how yu think its gonna stop the connections for drugs cause i be gettin some MJ

  248. Unstable   October 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Nobody will ever stop the flow of people using or slinging dope, you’re so right Lames, but man we’ll make sure it’s going to cost you. Whether it be your money or your time, it’s gonna COST you! So, Pay up doper!

  249. new port   November 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Could this drug ring be directly iolved in the dissapearance of the mcstayfamily back in 2010 since this seems to have been going on in this neighborhood for some time,it did not start yesterday,food for thought.

  250. jasons   November 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    You people are idiots for congratulating the police on this. They are just going to take all of the seized drugs and either sell it, or use it for themselves. Just letting you know the reality of the situation and america in general right now. Ever watch the movie training day? Not as fictional as we would hope i hate to say.

  251. CARLOS   November 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    The War On Drugs Has Been a Failure. The Arrests Made In Fallbrook,The "Bight Out Of Crime", "The Pat On The Back" ,Still Fails To Accept The Constant Variable.Fallbrook Is Just Like The Entire United States,Addicted To Drugs.What Treatment Will Be Provided To A Single Person In The Village News Report That Was Arrested? What Will Prevent Another Outbreak Of Addicted Citizens In Our Community? I Say Nothing Will Prevent It. I Accept It .I Do Not Harbor Any Resentment To Those Trapped In Addiction.Americans Must Accept The United States Has Provided A System In Regards To Drugs, That Does No Service To Its Citizens."Lock Them Up" Has Broke The State Of California,Humans are Simply A Profit To The Justice system.The United States,California ,Needs Drug Addicts.Its A Fact.

  252. bad idea   December 26, 2012 at 6:27 am

    I was thinking about moving to fallbrook. However reading all these comments has made me quite leary of your town.

  253. Unstable   December 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    @bad idea, very wise, very wise. It’s just gotten worse as each week goes by. Whether you look at crime, expenses, taxes, fees or just general community and infrastructure degradation, socal is just a bad investment.

  254. Me   January 9, 2013 at 5:03 am

    No Jesse Sims is not out on bail he is still in federal prison.

  255. raider lover   January 15, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    jessie sims and danny lucerpio are in prison

  256. Preston   January 19, 2013 at 8:08 am

    @ bad idea,
    There are two Fallbrooks, just like there are two Americas. You choose to live in the one you like best the same way you choose to live among criminals by the way you vote.

  257. Donna   February 12, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I want to know what will happen to Robert Harris I went to school with him long time ago.

  258. old friend   February 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    were is Robert Harris

  259. O side resident   March 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    As if this will stop the drug activity. Arrest one dealer and three more take his or her place. Plus new dealers will fight to be number one in the power vacuum. Very naive of people to think this will change anything except ruin the lives of those arrested and making your neighborhood even more dangerous than before.

  260. Life in Morro Hills   April 13, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I notice that the drug house located in the 100 block of Morro Hills Rd (mentioned in this article) is now a bank repo. The druggies have all been cleared out and hopefully the house will have new owners soon!

  261. G. Nads   September 18, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I think the McStay disappearance is somehow related to this. JMHO

  262. Anonymous   December 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Anybody know if the McStay murders are related to this drug operation? Was an informant responsible for leading the authorities to Victorville where the bodies were found?

  263. guy   April 30, 2014 at 10:53 am

    To people saying could this ring be involved in the Mcstay murders? I say not a chance. I know several of these people busted including the top dogs and those guys are not murderers. They just sell drugs and this whole operation isn’t as sophisticated as the police are making it out to be. Just a bunch of heroin addicts getting high and selling to other addicts. And by the way, heroin is still very easy to get in this town. When all those guys went down all it meant was the dope fiends called someone else in Fallbrook and living right up the street from the last guy busted.

  264. Wisconsite   May 5, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Correction: In the post above, I meant to type "heroin, meth, and guns" not "coke, meth, and guns."

  265. Silver62   August 14, 2014 at 7:57 am

    From 2012 “Operation Cruel Summer” Fallbrook~based drug & weapons traffiicking ring what happened to Jesse Sims Sr. ?

  266. out of fbk   November 1, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Silver62: Jesse Sims Sr. 44 months federal correctional facility about 30 miles SW of Bakersfield. scheduled for release in April 2017.

  267. out of fbk   November 1, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Silver62: retraction – 56 months


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