With the help of the Santa Maria Police Department and the Santa Barbara Regional Narcotic Task Force, deputies were able to shut down several heroin and and methamphetamine dealers in Santa Barbara County.
According to authorities, Tuesday's heroin bust was the largest in for the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department.
Narcotics Detectives served search warrants at residences on the 80 block of Vista Del Mar, 1100 block of Punta Gorda St. and 1000 block of E. Cota St. in Santa Barbara. A fourth search warrant was served at a storage facility on S. Calle Cesar Chavez, also in Santa Barbara.
Detectives arrested two suspects while serving out the warrants and confiscated 3.5 lbs of heroin with a street value over $158,000 and $19,600 worth of crystal meth. Authorities also seized a sawed off shotgun, a handgun and $20,000 in cash
Both suspects were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on a number of drug charges.