Drug-buy nets three arrests

On May 18, members of the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and Mariposa County Probation Department conducted a controlled drug-buy operation in the Cathey’s Valley area of Mariposa County.

The operation resulted in the arrest of three Merced County residents for drug related charges, as well as child endangerment. Those arrested were 35-year-old Ubaldo Betancourt, Tabitha Spicknall, 28, of Planada; and Jose Martinez, 32. Betancourt was charged with transportation for sale of a c...

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