Alameda County Sheriff's employee arrested for
alleged cocaine trafficking in Oakland and San Francisco
By Bay City News Service
January 29, 2006
OAKLAND (BCN) -- A 17-year civilian non-sworn employee
of the Alameda County Sheriff's office was one of two suspects
arrested Thursday on suspicion of trafficking drugs after an undercover
operation revealed over a pound of cocaine in the couple's home,
the Alameda County Sheriff's office reported.
Over the last two months the Alameda County Narcotics Task Force,
which is made up of several agencies including the sheriff's office,
Oakland Police Department, the Hayward Police Department and the
Alameda County District Attorney's office, had been tracking Darrell
Hargrove and his wife, Edie Nash-Hargrove.
The two had reportedly earned a reputation as being major cocaine
and heroin traffickers in both Alameda County and San Francisco,
the sheriff's office reported.
On Thursday, an undercover detective made arrangements to buy
three kilograms of cocaine and six ounces of heroine from the
couple in Oakland.
Hargrove and Nash-Hargrove arrived in separate cars and immediately
fled the area when the task force moved in to arrest them.
Oakland police arrested Hargrove after he collided with two police
vehicles and several other cars near the intersection of 14th
Avenue and East 12th Street in Oakland, according to the sheriff's
Nash-Hargrove was arrested near the intersection of 23rd Avenue
and East 7th Street in Oakland.
A subsequent search of the couple's home, located at 2518 E.
15th St. in Oakland, revealed over a pound of cocaine in one of
Prior to Thursday's operation, an undercover officer was reportedly
able to make several cocaine and heroin purchases from the couple
just a few blocks from their residence in Oakland, according to
the sheriff's office.
Nash-Hargrove was placed on administrative leave.
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