Detectives were shot at twice but not injured while entering a Porterville residence where drug sales were suspected, Porterville police said Friday.
A search warrant was served early Friday morning at two adjacent residences on the 100 block of West Orange Avenue, leading to the arrest of four Porterville residents, police said.
Detectives found about 81 pounds of marijuana, 11 ounces of methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging materials and other paraphernalia associated with drug sales, seven firearms, and a stolen motorcycle. At one residence four children -- ages 7, 9 and 14 -- were taken into protective custody, police said.
Jorge Ruiz Garcia, 39, was booked into Tulare County Jail for attempted murder of a peace officer, along with several weapon and drug charges, including maintaining a residence for drug sales, and selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school. Garcia is also charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and child endangerment.
Lupe Garcia, 38, was booked at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility in Visalia and is suspected of maintaining a residence for drug sales and selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, along with child endangerment and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Jorge Garcia, Jr., 19, was booked into Tulare County Jail on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and marijuana for sale, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possessing a weapon and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Salvador Jimenez Torrez, 53, was booked into Tulare County Jail on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony.
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