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Thursday November 17th, 2016 :: 04:48 p.m. PST

Advisory

Human Trafficking Operation in Antelope Valley Yields 2 Arrests

DATE:  Wednesday, November 16, 2016
TIME:  10:00 PM
 
SUSPECT:  2 Male Adults
 
LOCATION:  20th Street West and Avenue J-8, Lancaster
 
UNIT:  Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force
 
NARRATIVE:  Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detectives and Agents from the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force arrested two men, Wednesday in separate but related incidents in the Antelope Valley.  In each case, undercover detectives answered on-line, advertising women on the internet.  The men were detained when they appeared to be delivering the women to the location, as requested by the undercover detectives.
 
Stacey Richards MB/26 of Lancaster, was arrested and charged with Human Trafficking.  He was held in lieu of $150,000 bail at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.  The juvenile female that Richards brought to the location was interviewed and detained on an unrelated warrant.
 
Deandre Arnold MB/27 of Granada Hills, was arrested and charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, when a loaded pistol was found in the vehicle he was driving.  He was held in lieu of $35,000 bail at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.  The adult female that Arnold brought to the area was cited for an unrelated misdemeanor charge and released.

For additional information contact Lieutenant Barry Hall at 323-526-5134
 
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Human Trafficking Bureau houses the LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, the nation’s largest co-located human trafficking task force in the nation.  The Task Force is a collaboration of federal, state, county and local law enforcement, social service agency and non-government and community-based organizations investigating and serving the needs of commercially exploited adults and minors victimized for the purpose of sex and labor.  
The LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force brings together systems and disciplines to address the victim’s needs through a victim centered, trauma informed approach.  The task force employs a regionalized strategy that crosses jurisdictional boundaries to identify and rescue victims while aggressively pursuing traffickers and buyers.
LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force Partners: 
 
 
Federal
United States Attorney’s Office
Homeland Security Investigations (ICE)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States Marshals Service
United States Department of Labor 
 
State
California Attorney General
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (State Parole)
California Employment Development Department
California Highway Patrol
 
 
Written by:
Kent Wegener, Lieutenant
Human Trafficking Bureau
4700 Ramona Boulevard, Monterey Park, CA, 91754

Forwarded by:
Ryan Rouzan, Deputy
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