Feds seize more than 100 pounds of heroin

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    SANTA ANA - A Valentine's Day raid of a suspected drug house netted more than 100 pounds of brown heroin, the largest such seizure in California history and one of the 40 largest brown heroin busts in U.S. history, federal officials said Friday.

    The 121 pounds of heroin were discovered late Wednesday by officers with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a house in Anaheim, said William Hayes, assistant special agent-in-charge for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for Orange County.
    Officers also seized 34 pounds of marijuana and three pounds of a white powder that is likely methamphetamine, he said. Six people were arrested and held on suspicion of drug possession with intent to distribute, officials said.
    The heroin had a street value of up to $6 million, said Wayne Rositano, resident agent-in-charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Orange County.
    "To take 51 kilos off the street is unprecedented in Orange County and it's unprecented in California," Hayes said. "No community or county is immune to the threats posed by drug trafficking." The second-largest largest seizure of brown heroin in California history was last year east of Los Angeles, said Sarah

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