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Narcotics and Guns
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4 Arrested After Guns & Drugs Found During Search Warrant

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June 9, 2022
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Within the last month, the Santa Barbara Police Department Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation involving suspected drug trafficking.   Based upon that investigation, Detectives obtained a search warrant for the involved suspects.

On May 27, 2022, around 9:30 pm, Detectives, Officers, and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit served a search warrant near the 3700 block of State Street. Narcotics Detectives identified two vehicles as being involved in this criminal activity.  Law enforcement officers conducted a traffic stop on both involved vehicles and detained several suspects.

When Officers conducted a traffic stop on one of the vehicles, they contacted the driver, Viviana Martinez-Perez and passenger, Rachel Delgado-Garcia. Officers immediately noticed a semi-automatic pistol in plain view and easily accessible to Martinez-Perez. The occupants were removed from the vehicle and arrested based on probable cause. Inside this vehicle Detectives located 53 pounds of methamphetamine and 1 ounce of fentanyl.

The second vehicle, driven by Titan Nolet, with passenger Natali Ontiveros was also stopped in the area.   Nolet was a wanted parolee out of Los Angeles County and Ontiveros was on active probation. Ontiveros was searched per her probation terms and Detectives located two loaded semi-automatic handguns inside her purse. Ontiveros had recently rented a local hotel room in the 3500 block of State Street. Detectives conducted a search of the room that yielded 11 ounces of heroin and other narcotics.

The street value of the narcotics seized was worth approximately $100,000.

These arrests and discovery of illegal narcotics resulted in one of the largest drug seizures, if not the largest in the Santa Barbara Police Department’s history.

Viviana Martinez-Perez, a 38-year-old Bell Gardens resident, Charges: Possession for Sale of Fentanyl (felony), Transportation for Sales of Fentanyl (felony), Possession for Sale of Methamphetamine (felony), Transportation for Sales of Methamphetamine (felony), Conspiracy (felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance while Armed (felony).

Rachel Delgado-Garcia, a 25-year-old Los Angeles resident, Charges: Possession for Sale of Fentanyl (felony), Transportation for Sales of Fentanyl (felony), Possession for Sale of Methamphetamine (felony), Transportation for Sales of Methamphetamine (felony), Conspiracy (felony).

Titan Nolet, a 36-year-old Anaheim resident. Charges, Possession for Sale of Fentanyl/Heroin (felony), Transportation for Sales of Fentanyl/Heroin (felony), Possession for Sale of Methamphetamine (felony), Transportation for Sales of Methamphetamine (felony), Conspiracy (felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance while Armed (felony).

Natali Ontiveros, a 31-year-old Anaheim resident. Charges, Possession for Sale of Fentanyl/Heroin (felony), Transportation for Sales of Fentanyl/Heroin (felony), Possession for Sale of Methamphetamine (felony), Transportation for Sales of Methamphetamine (felony), Conspiracy (felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance while Armed (felony).

All arrestees were booked in the Santa Barbara County Jail, with bail set at $1,000,000.