Beverly Hills is considerably outside our San Gabriel Valley coverage area, so I don’t often cross paths with the Beverly Hills PD. After the department carried out a series of narcotics raids in the San Gabriel Valley, and refused to say a word about it, I’m sorry to report my first encounter with the Beverly Hills police left me woefully dissapointed. Station officials would confirm only that narcotics detectives had served “a warrant” Thursday at an undisclosed time and place on planet Earth. It’s none of our business, I guess. Thanks for the transparency.
The limited information available regarding Thursday’s operations came from assisting agencies in the SGV:
WEST COVINA — Police and federal officials arrested a West Covina man Thursday on suspicion of possessing about 600,000 ecstasy pills for sale, authorities said.
Drug Enforcement Administration officials and the Beverly Hills Police Department spearheaded the operation along with others, including one in Bassett, authorities said.
Police officers and DEA agents arrested the West Covina man and found the drugs while serving a search warrant at 6 a.m. at a home in the 1400 block of South St. Malo Street, West Covina police Lt. Ron Mitchell said.
The ecstasy was estimated to be worth about $6 million, he said.
The name of the 32-year-old man was not available Thursday.
The suspect was arrested without incident at his home, officials said.
Several family members were home while the warrant was served, though the man was the only person arrested, Mitchell said.
Involved police agencies said he was in federal custody.
Meanwhile in Bassett, Beverly Hills police served another warrant in connection with a methamphetamine investigation in the 100 block of 8th Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Hugo Macias said.
Sheriff’s officials did not participate in the raid, and Hugo said he had no further information.
Beverly Hills police declined to release any information about what they were doing in other jurisdictions Thursday other than to confirm that narcotics detectives had served a warrant.
DEA spokeswoman Sarah Pullen referred all questions to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which could not be reached for comment Thursday evening.