Gang arrest turns into a major drug bust


Alameda (BCN)  The arrest of an alleged gang member last month led agents with the Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force to the discovery of guns, drugs and thousands of dollars in cash, Fremont police announced Thursday.

On July 23, agents arrested 26-year-old Jeremy Thomson during a traffic stop in San Leandro, near the corner of Springlake Drive and Hesperian Boulevard, according to police.

Thomson, who police said is a documented gang member, initially gave officers a false identification during the traffic stop, police said. After learning Thomson’s true identity, officers discovered Thomson had an active arrest warrant for a violation of his probation.

Officers also searched Thomson and found $12,000 in cash in his possession, according to police. Officers arrested Thomson and booked him into the Fremont Police Department Detention Facility, police said.

After Thomson’s arrest, agents continued with the investigation and located an address for Thomson on 92nd Avenue in Oakland, police said.

The following day, agents conducted a probation search of the residence. In Thomson’s vehicle parked in the front yard, agents found a pistol grip shotgun, a Smith and Wesson M&P .40-caliber handgun with an extended 30-round magazine, as well as two pounds of methamphetamine packaged in several small bags, according to police.

Thomson was originally arrested on suspicion of violating his felony probation and providing false identification to a police officer.

Following the search, agents tagged on additional allegations of possessing of a controlled substance for sales and being a felon in possession of a firearm, police said.

The $12,000 agents found on Thomson during his initial arrest, is being seized for asset forfeiture and remains an ongoing investigation, according to police.

The SACMCTF is dedicated to investigate major gang and drug crimes in Fremont, Newark and Union City. The task force is comprised of detectives from the three cities’ police departments, as well as California Highway

Patrol, Alameda County Probation and the California Department of Justice.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the SACMCTF at (510) 790-6660

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