On Thursday, March 21, 2019, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office STAR Team in conjunction with the Merced Police Department‘s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) executed a search warrant in the 7000 Block of Tokay Circle in Winton, California stemming from an investigation into the large scale possession and sales of Methamphetamine.

Upon execution of the search warrant the primary suspect, Jorge Saucedo fled on foot from the residence and onto the roof of a neighboring house. Deputies and Officers set up a perimeter and Saucedo was apprehended by Deputy Sparks and his K-9 Zeke while attempting to flee to a family members residence.

During the search of the residence, 1.3 pounds of methamphetamine was located in a bedroom believed to belong to Saucedo. Jorge Saucedo was booked into the Merced County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, maintaining a place for the trafficking of a controlled substance, and a felony no-bail warrant for possession of a controlled substance and a violation of probation