Three East Palo Alto men watched their fortunes take a turn for the worse on March 3, as police officers and FBI agents pounced.
A search of three locations in East Palo Alto turned up a "large quantity" of cocaine base, powdered cocaine, money, and four guns, including a MAC-11 machine pistol, according to Detective Sgt. Eric Cowans of the Menlo Park Police Department's narcotics enforcement task force.
East Palo Alto residents Jeron Jones, 23, Ricardo Alvarez, 30, and Rodney Powell, 40, were arrested and booked into San Mateo County jail.
According to Cowans, all three men have prior records for drug-related crimes.
The FBI's involvement was standard procedure for task-force investigations, police said.