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Drug bust in East Palo Alto nets three arrests

One man arrested is brother of July 18 shooting victim

Police arrested three men in East Palo Alto Thursday night in a search of a home that yielded a stash of cocaine and other elicit drugs as well as a large sum of cash.

The Police Department had received numerous complaints of drug dealing and violence stemming from 2544 Illinois St., and police, working with other law enforcement agencies, served a search warrant at the address Thursday night.

Eric Jones, 22, Milton Kaululaau, 31, and Anthony Boyd, 32, all of East Palo Alto, were arrested on suspicion of violations ranging from narcotics possession to parole violation. Jones, who was arrested on suspicion of numerous narcotics and firearms violations, is the brother of a man who was fatally shot on the same block last month.

Jabari Banford, 23, was found lying on the sidewalk in the 2500 block of Illinois Street at about 8:45 p.m. on July 18. Banford was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kaululaau is suspected of being a felon in possession of ammunition and of committing narcotics violations, while police arrested Boyd on suspicion of parole violation. The San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration assisted in serving the search warrant.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by crack down on the users
a resident of Gunn High School
on Aug 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

Cops need to crack down on the kids from Palo Alto that are buying their drugs from these guys. No buyers puts the dealers out of business.

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Posted by See your future...
a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

The drug dealers and addicts... (when will they ever learn... when will they ever LEARN???)
They will learn IF they make it to their 60s, at which time they will be on cancer pain killing drugs. (That's what is currently happening to old drug addicts from the 60s... cancer and re-addiction, only this time with the drug companies as their legal pushers). It's also called karma. P.S. Thanks police and community activists.

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Posted by Future??
a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

"See your future...", I get your point, but I hope you're not suggesting that those who are suffering from cancer were at some time drug users. That certainly isn't the case, and I am not comfortable with the connection. Why link drug addiction to cancer?

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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

My first thought is - way to go PD!

Clearly the locals were sick of this going on in their neighborhood enough to complain about it and the police have literally cleaned house.

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Posted by nolink?
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

so,there is no link between returning and this event?

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Posted by future
a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm

The drug addict I am referring to has cancer because of a long addiction to drugs. Heroin, methedrine... and thievery in Palo Alto to support his addiction. Most cancer patients didn't do heroin and meth. This one did; there is a link. You don't shoot things into your veins for years with no consequences. Even if you managed not to go to jail, wreckless evil lifestyle catches up with you eventually.

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