West Sacramento Man Convicted of Drug Charges and Street Gang Activity

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – October 9, 2018 – Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on Monday, September 17, 2018, 36-year-old West Sacramento resident, Jarrett Swearengin, plead no contest to multiple drug charges with a criminal street gang enhancement and a firearm charge. Yolo County Judge David Rosenberg sentenced Swearengin to 13 years in state prison. Swearengin’s conviction resulted from an investigation following an August 2017, arrest in West Sacramento where West Sacramento police found over sixteen pounds of methamphetamine and eight pounds of heroin in his car.

In the summer of 2017, the West Sacramento Police Special Investigations Unit, the Yolo Narcotic Enforcement Team (YONET), the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team (Cal-MMET), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) conducted an investigation into a Sacramento-based Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) which included members of the Broderick Boys criminal street gang. This DTO was responsible for the distribution of methamphetamine and heroin in Yolo County, Sacramento County as well as the greater Sacramento Region.

This multi-agency investigation, which resulted in eight arrests in Yolo, Sacramento, and Placer counties, resulted in the seizure of approximately sixty pounds of methamphetamine, approximately fourteen pounds of heroin, four pistols and over $20,000 in US currency. The suspects arrested in this investigation have plead to charges in Yolo, Sacramento, and Placer counties.

Multiple area agencies contributed to this investigation including the Woodland Police Department, Vacaville Police Department, UC Davis Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Yolo County Sheriff’s Office, Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT), Yolo County Probation, and the Rocklin Police Department.

The approximate street value of the seized methamphetamine and heroin is over $1,000,000.

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