Two gang members arrested with 1,000 pills, cocaine, illegal gun in Antioch Friday

Drugs and illegal gun confiscated by APD on Fri., Sept. 11, 2020. Photos by APD.

By Antioch Police Department

Today, Friday, September 11, 2020, members of the APD Special Operations Unit, POP Team, and Gang Unit served a search warrant at a residence in the 700-block of Putnam Street related to a narcotics investigation involving criminal street gang members. During the search, they located approximately 1,000 counterfeit Xanax pills, half-ounce of cocaine, and an illegally possessed handgun. A 22-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were placed under arrest for possession for sales of controlled substances, firearms offenses, and gang charges.

Counterfeit Xanax is sometimes laced with the deadly opiate fentanyl, which is responsible for a significant number of drug overdose deaths across the nation. If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, there is help available. If you are a resident of Contra Costa County, you can call the Behavioral Health Access Line toll-free at (800) 846-1652 or by visiting their website at If you are not a resident of Contra Costa County, you can call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) hotline at (800) 662-4357 or by visiting their website at

APD is committed to keeping our community safe, but we cannot do this alone. There are multiple ways you can help, including calling our Dispatch at (925) 778-2441 (or 9-1-1 if you think it’s an emergency), emailing the POP (Problem Oriented Policing) Team at or sending an anonymous text to 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword ANTIOCH in the body of your text. All text tips are encrypted so your number cannot be traced.

Thanks for helping us keep Antioch safe! #AntiochPDCA  #APDPOPTeam

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APD drugs & gun car & PGU 09-11-20

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