Mariah Dremel, age 21
Mariah Dremel - Conspiracy and Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale
Benny Liu, age 21
Benny Liu - Conspiracy and Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale
Cesar Casil, age 21Cesar Casil - Conspiracy and Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale
Nathan Tieu, age 21Charges: Conspiracy and Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale
Hoai Nguyen, age 21Charges: Possession of Controlled Substance
Cecilia Le, age 21Possession of Controlled Substance
Over the past few weeks, the Santa Cruz Police Department became aware of several packages of MDMA tablets being shipped through the US Postal Service. The packages were shipped from overseas and were bound for three addresses in the city of Santa Cruz. The investigation revealed that the illegal drug MDMA known by its street names as Ecstasy, or Molly was being imported and shipped to a number of students at Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity and alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority members.
On Friday, March 4, 2016, search warrants were served at three residences after shipments of drugs were delivered. Members of the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team, US Drug Enforcement Administration, US Postal Service Inspectors and Homeland Security Investigations assisted in the search warrants. More than $100,000 in MDMA was seized. Additionally, SCPD learned of another large shipment that was intercepted by Homeland Security on Friday. The second shipment was destined to the same group.
Please continue to contact SCPD when suspicious activity occurs in your neighborhood.The Santa Cruz Police Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET) is specialized unit. NET works as a team to focus on mid to long-term issues works focus is on enforcement strategies in order to suppress crimes of violence, gangs and drugs throughout the City of Santa Cruz.