A man was arrested by the LAPD this morning after calling the police to report that rival drug dealers had stolen almost all of his drugs, leaving him “only a few pounds”.
29-year old José Ramirez called the police around 10:15 AM to report that an armed robbery had just taken place at the “drug safehouse” he was watching.
Betty Morris, the 911 operator who took the call, says she first thought it was a hoax when the young man described the situation.
“He told me that members of another gang had just threatened him with guns and stolen over 150-lbs of his cocaine. He even added that they had only left him the two pounds he had hidden in the freezer.”
Ms. Morris dispatched police officers on the site, where they found Mr. Ramirez and the two pounds of cocaine he had left.
In a press conference held a few hours later, LAPD spokesman Mark Knight confirmed that the accused had given tons of information which could lead to several arrests.
“He says he’s a new member in the gang and will get into trouble if we don’t help him. He even gave us messages meant for other gang members and told us where to find them.”
Mr. Sanchez now faces a total of 17 charges including drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute, use and possession of drug paraphernalia and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
If found guilty on all charges, he could spend up to 85 years in jail and pay a $450,000 fine.
He is expected to appear in court in December for the beginning of his trial and will remain behind bars until then.