Location: Avenue 280/Yokohl Drive, Exeter

Incident Date: 06/24/2016

Incident Time: 1250 hours

Case Number: 16-60666

Victim: State of California

Posted by: Dispatch

On June 24, 2016, at 1250 hours, STEP Detectives were in the area of Avenue 280 and Yokohl Drive conducting road interdiction when a they made a traffic stop on a subject driving a utility truck. Upon approaching the vehicle, STEP detectives detected a very strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. 

When questioned, the subject stated he had 100 pounds of processed marijuana in the utility bed of the truck.  A search warrant was obtained and Detectives located 111.9 pounds of processed marijuana.

The illegal street value of the processed Marijuana is $112,000.

Gerardo Zamora (50 YOA) out of the Fresno area, was subsequently arrested for the above charges where he was booked at the Adult Pre-Trial booking Facility. 

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at (559) 725-4194.