Advertisement
California

Drug investigators serve warrants in North Hollywood, West Los Angeles

Investigators arrested four people and seized firearms, a kilogram of cocaine and more than 500 pounds of marijuana in a pair of raids in North Hollywood and West Los Angeles, law enforcement authorities said Thursday.

Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department said investigators served the warrants about 1 p.m. Wednesday at a business near the intersection of Cahuenga Boulevard and Riverside Drive.

Investigators also searched a location on Wilshire Boulevard, according to Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the Drug Enforcement Administration, which is leading the investigation.

Collectively, investigators seized from the two sites a kilogram of cocaine, more than 500 pounds of marijuana, seven firearms, $250,000 in cash and jewelry valued at $100,000, Nishida said.

Advertisement

Ronnel Pinopio, 31, Andrei Cheine, 49, William Parsons, 48, and Timothy Vicencio, 26, were arrested on suspicion of drug offenses, Nishida said.


Newsletter
The stories shaping California

Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.
Advertisement