Released: December 15, 2015 - Tuesday, 02:00 PM

Assault Weapons Arrest

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 12-14-15, Approximately 8:45 AMPlace of Occurrence: Elks Lane, San Luis Obispo Victim Information: N/ASuspect Information: Octavio Castro, 32, OceanoIn a follow up to a narcotics investigation in April, members of the Sheriff's Gang Task Force and the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force arrested 32-year-old Octavio Castro of Oceano. 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 the 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.