Man arrested for possession of assault weapons, other charges
Warrant was issued for his suspected involvement into a meth and heroin trafficking operation
–On Monday morning at approximately 8:45 a.m., Octavio Castro, 32, from Oceano, was arrested on Elks Lane in San Luis Obispo by San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies.
Castro was arrested in a follow up to a narcotics investigation in April. Investigators had a warrant for Castro’s arrest and initiated a traffic stop on Elks Lane this morning in San Luis Obispo.
This was part of a federal investigation into a methamphetamine and heroin trafficking operation that was operated by the Rocha family in Nipomo. “Operation: All in the Family” ended with raids on eight homes in San Luis Obispo County and resulted in 12 arrests. During those searches, investigators found more than 65 rifles, shotguns and handguns, and approximately $165,000 in cash.
Castro was arrested on numerous charges including possession of an assault weapon, unlawful assault weapon activity, possession of a large capacity magazine, and the cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale, all of which are felonies. The charges stem from the items found during a search warrant on his residence in the April investigation. Castro was arrested without incident and booked into county jail.