FBI Sacramento
Public Affairs Specialist Gina Swankie
(916) 977-2285
March 17, 2016

Six Arrested on Drug, Weapons Charges

Wednesday, the Sacramento Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF) executed six federal arrest warrants and conducted several searches during law enforcement activities in the greater Sacramento area. The arrests and searches are the culmination of a nearly two-year investigation to identify a network of individuals engaged in the trafficking of illegal drugs and firearms.

Individuals arrested yesterday include:

  • Noe Baeza-Bravo, 30, for distribution of methamphetamine
  • Hector Gonzales, 36, for distribution of heroin and distribution of methamphetamine
  • Vidal Gonzales, 56, for distribution of methamphetamine
  • Osvaldo Hernandez, 33, for distribution of heroin, distribution of cocaine, and distribution of methamphetamine
  • Christopher McCurin, 40, for unlicensed dealing in firearms and felon in possession of firearm
  • Brian Keith Mellor, 39, for dealing in firearms and being a felon in possession of firearm.

The allegations are only accusations and not evidence of guilt. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The SSTF includes officers, agents, and detectives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Enforcement and Removal Operation; California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; California Highway Patrol; Sacramento Police Department; and Sacramento Sheriff’s Department. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service was also involved in the investigation.

The national FBI Safe Streets Violent Crime Initiative began in January 1992 and was designed to enable each field office to address violent street gangs and drug-related violence through the establishment of FBI sponsored, long-term, proactive task forces focusing on violent gangs, crimes of violence, and the apprehension of violent fugitives.