One of the biggest Ecstasy seizures ever in Glendale, CA -- 30,000 tablets -- was seized Tuesday, and police arrested three men on suspicion of distributing the illegal drug.
Search warrants served Monday in Glendale and San Bernardino also resulted in the seizure of six kilograms of suspected cocaine and $50,000 to $100,000 in cash, said Glendale Lt. Gary Montecuollo.
"This is probably one of the largest seizures of Ecstasy in Glendale," said Montecuollo, adding that the drugs are believed to have a street value of at least $450,000.
"If we can take 30,000 tablets off the street ... that's a very positive effort to get that drug out of the hands of people who are going to use it."
Citing the ongoing investigation, police refused to release the names of the three suspects. They are expected to face federal drug charges.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration offices in Los Angeles and El Paso, Texas, along with the Albuquerque Police Department, asked Glendale police for their help on a narcotics investigation in which they believed a source of supply and distribution to New Mexico lived in Glendale.
Police are attempting to identify the source of the narcotics, and anticipate more arrests.
"This is a large-scale narcotics supplier of the Los Angeles area and to some distributors residing in the New Mexico area," said Glendale police narcotics investigator Joe Allen. "We're continuing to look into items of evidence obtained throughout the investigation that will help lead us to additional suppliers of the narcotics to these individuals."