Location: 400 block of North Rose Street, Farmersville

Incident Date: 2/15/17

Incident Time: 1000 hours

Case Number: 17-40017

Victim: State of California

City: Farmersville

Posted by: Media Relations

Possession of methamphetamine for sales

    Suspect in Custody:    
    S/1 Luis Espinoza Gutierrez  MH/ 49 yrs   Farmersville, Ca
             Charges: 11378 H&S; 11379 H&S; 11370.1 H&S
                              Misdemeanor Arrest warrant 14601.1 CVC 853.7 PC
On the listed date and time, Investigators from the Interagency Gang Enforcement Team and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office T.A.G.N.E.T. served a Narcotic search warrant at a residence on the 400 block of North Rose Street in Farmersville. This residence is known to the gang investigators as a house where known Southern gang members sell narcotics to gang members in the area.

The ensuing search and investigation revealed 10.5 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sales, five pounds of marijuana in various stages of processing packaged for sales and processing, scales, packaging materials, ballistic body armor and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun along with indicia indicating the sales of narcotics.

The case is currently under investigation by the Interagency Gang Enforcement Team which is funded by a Byrnes Justice Assistance Grant/ Closing the Circle. It is made up of Gang Investigators from the Exeter and Farmersville police departments and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. Daniel Villalobos or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488. Booking photo available through the Main Jail.

Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow at email tcso@tipnow.net or 
text or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or (800) END-GANG or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.