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Man arrested after search warrant served at his residence
Agents from the Yuma County Narcotics Task force, assisted by the Sheriff's Office Special Response Team, served a search warrant at a residence in San Luis Thursday morning and arrested one person.
Capt. Eben Bratcher, spokesman for the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, said the warrant was served as the result of an ongoing investigation into drug dealing activities at the location.
“Activity was observed at the residence that was indicative of narcotics activity,” Bratcher said. “There was constant traffic at the residence, with people showing up at all hours and staying for very short periods.”
The residence was in the 1300 Block of Santa Fe Drive. Marcos Castro, 35, was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale and other associated offenses. Agents recovered methamphetamine packaged for sale and other paraphernalia indicative of narcotics sales during the search of the residence.
Bratcher said because there was a school in the vicinity, agents coordinated with San Luis police to contact the school to ensure all students remained inside the building during the service of the warrant.
Castro was later booked into the Yuma County jail and will make his initial appearance in Justice Court Precinct 3 Friday morning.
According to jail records, Castro has a lengthy criminal history involving drug-related offenses, totaling 10 in all, with his first arrest dating back to 1996. In 2006 he was arrested for importation of drugs and spent three years in prison. He was sent back to prison in 2010 for a violation of his probation.
Castro went to prison again in 2011 and his most recent arrest, prior to Thursday, occurred on Aug. 11.