7 arrested in Tulare County gang crackdown

October 1, 2012 12:29:42 AM PDT
Seven people are in jail facing drug charges as part of a gang crackdown in the Visalia and Orosi areas.

Tulare County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 25-year-old Gilberto Lopez of Fresno and 36-year-old Jose Perdomo of Dinuba over the weekend. Authorities say they had a large amount of marijuana in the vehicle and trailer they were driving.

Detectives have also arrested five other people since Thursday on unrelated drug charges. The arrests are all part of the department's ongoing gang suppression efforts.