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Five Arrested After Authorities Say They Uncover Gang Related Drug Ring In Santa Barbara County

Five people have been arrested in connection with what authorities are calling a gang related drug operation in Santa Barbara County.

A several month long investigation involving Santa Barbara Police, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms led to the arrests in Santa Barbara and Lompoc this week on a variety of state and federal charges.

Cash, cocaine, and methamphetamine were seized as a number of search warrants were served.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.