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* 3 brothers were arrested for allegedly trafficking drugs in Napa County

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  A month-long undercover investigation into alleged drug trafficking and a multi-agency effort throughout the county resulted in the arrest of three brothers and one woman in St. Helena on Thursday, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office announced. On Thursday evening, the two younger of the three suspected drug-dealing brothers – 24-year-old Fabian Gonzalez and 21-year-old Cecilio Gonzalez – met up with an undercover law enforcement agent in Napa with the intent to sell the officer one pound of methamphetamine, the sheriff’s office said. Officers from the Napa Special Investigation Bureau were assisted by agents from the county’s Multijurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team in arresting the two brothers and seizing approximately a pound of methamphetamine from their car, deputies said. The oldest of the three brothers, 27-year-old German Gonzalez, was also taken into custody on Thursday evening in the city of St. Helena just outside of Santa Rosa on charges of selling methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine for sale, deputies said. Deputies from the county sheriff’s office as well as agents from the state Department of Justice’s Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement assisted in the takedown of the eldest brother, the sheriff’s office said.    A search warrant was executed on the home the three brothers shared in the 1300 block of Monte Vista Avenue in St. Helena, which led to the seizure of about two ounces of methamphetamine, deputies said.  A simultaneous, related search warrant was conducted with assistance from Napa police officers and of the sheriff’s SWAT team in the Deer Park area, deputies said. Georgina Grimaldo Ramirez, 23, also lived at the brothers’ home and was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, sheriff’s deputies said.Officers are seized $3,266 from the scenes, deputies said. The brothers were booked into the Napa County Jail on charges related to selling methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine for sale, the sheriff’s office said. The eldest brother, German Gonzalez, had just been released from prison and deported in connection with a 2009 investigation on him that produced a quarter pound of methamphetamine for sale, deputies said.  
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