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Manteca Police street crimes unit chalks up 46 drug cases in 3 months
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Three-month update on Manteca Police Street Crime Unit (SCU) has taken tens of thousands of dollars of illegal drugs off the streets of Manteca over the past three months.

And that was before Thursday’s big pot grow house bust.

The unit consists of one sergeant, three detectives, and one parole agent. In the last three months they have made:

•54 felony arrests

•24 misdemeanor arrests

•15 parolees re-booked on parole holds

•46 drug cases

•193 grams of methamphetamine recovered

•1,287 grams of marijuana recovered

•7.4 grams of heroin recovered

•299 illegal possession of prescription pills recovered

•2.3 grams of hashish recovered

•7 guns recovered (4 stolen) and one was an assault rifle

•8 search warrants

•Multiple gang cases and gang contacts

SCU has been working hard to address the drug sales and gang activity in and around the City of Manteca. This team is lead by Sergeant Chris Mraz.  SCU is a pro-active policing unit. It handles an influx of information from the public regarding suspected narcotics activity, gangs, and other crimes.

If you suspect narcotic activity in your neighborhood the following are things to look for:

•Unusual amount of traffic (vehicles or pedestrian)

•Short stay traffic

•Activity at the location at all hours of the day and night

•Unusual chemical odors

If you notice any of these things in your neighborhood you can contact South County Crime Stoppers at 209-823-INFO (4636). You can remain anonymous.