Two alleged gang members from Arcadia face multiple drug charges after investigators intercepted the sale of about $5,000 worth of Ecstasy pills.
Denis Lam, 20, and Ruoyu Mike Dong, 22, along with 23-year-old Azusa resident Juan Carlos Cabreles, are charged with possession and transportation of narcotics for sale, cultivation of marijuana and conspiracy.
They each posted $30,000 bond.
Detectives say Lam and Dong are members of a well known Asian street gang who hired Cabrales to act as a "runner" to deliver 1,000 Ecstasy capsules Wednesday to a buyer waiting at a strip mall parking lot in the 18900 block of Gale Avenue in the unincorporated area of Rowland Heights.
However, investigators with a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department gang unit arrested Cabrales before he could complete the alleged transaction. Shortly thereafter, deputies took Lam and Dong—who were reportedly nearby monitoring the transaction—into custody.
Later that night, investigators searched Lam's and Dong's homes in the unincorporated area of Arcadia. They reportedly found a small indoor marijuana grow at Lam's house.
Investigators seized the marijuana plants and cultivation equipment.