Two men were jailed Monday evening after a large methamphetamine seizure in South Los Angeles and police believe both men are part of a bigger drug ring operating in the Los Angeles area.
Investigators checking on reports Sunday of drug activity at a motel in the 7400 block of South San Pedro Street spotted a man get into a vehicle at the motel, armed with a gun, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The man, identified as Hector Carrillo, 31, was stopped by police, who talked with the motel manager and were informed there were two children, ages 8 and 10, alone in the room, police said.
Officers went to the room and found the children alone, as well as duffle bags containing over 100 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $1 million, police said. Carrillo, the father of the two children, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sales and child endangerment.
A second suspect, Cristian Martinez, 25, was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, police said.
Details of the men’s suspected involvement in a larger Los Angeles drug ring were not immediately disclosed.
Bail was set at $3.2 million for Carrillo and just over $2 million for Martinez.
The children were not injured and were placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.
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