The Crisis Response Team from Avenal and Pleasant Valley state prisons joined forces with other law enforcement agencies on July 19.

The Crisis Response Team from Avenal and Pleasant Valley state prisons joined forces with other law enforcement agencies on July 19.

By Lt. Mike Tuntakit, AA/Public Information Officer
Avenal State Prison

CDCR’s Crisis Response Team from Avenal (ASP) and Pleasant Valley (PVSP) state prisons joined forces with other law enforcement agencies on July 19 as part of the Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC).

The team worked with the Division of Adult Parole Operations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Agency;  Homeland Security Investigations; the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, CDCR S.S.U., State Probation, Fresno Police, Fresno County Sheriff’s Department, CHP, Fresno County Probation and CDCR K-9.

The team assist with the execution of 14 search warrants, seven probation and parole searches, as well as jail cell searches which led to the discovery of 80 pounds of methamphetamine, 45 firearms and more than 20 violent gang members being removed from the streets. In a media conference, Fresno Chief Jerry Dyer said, “Even inside jails, the gang leaders are able to conduct business and direct distribution of narcotics for the club/gangs.”

Read more about collaborative efforts to keep communities safer, http://www.insidecdcr.ca.gov/2016/07/parole-agents-and-police-turn-up-the-temperature-on-fugitives-gang-members/