On Friday, September 7, 2018, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) developed information that probationer Oscar Damian was selling drugs from his residence.
GVSU and Probation officers responded to his home in the 9600 block of Coronado Court in Planada to conduct a probation search.
Upon arrival, Oscar Damian 29-year-old was detained and officers contacted Gonzalo Damian 52-year-old and Patricia Damian 48-year-old. Officers searched the residence along with the K-9 unit and located over 11 pounds of meth, digital scales, packaging material, a 22 caliber handgun, ammunition and over $21,000 in cash.
All three suspects were arrested for sales of narcotics and weapons charges. They were later booked at the Merced County jail for the mentioned charges.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710 or GVSU@cityofmerced.org or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725.
The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.