Have You Seen Molly? Cops Say SGV Gangsters Denis Lam And Ruoyu Mike Dong Have
Madonna last year famously asked, "Have you seen Molly?"
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department might have just answered that question. Deputies say they broke up a deal involving 1,000 molly-style ecstasy pills. Two members of an Asian American gang in the San Gabriel Valley were arrested in connection with the bust.
Those suspects were ID'd as ...
... 20-year-old Denis Lam and 22-year-old Ruoyu Mike Dong of Arcadia, who were arrested on suspicion of "possession for sales, transportation, cultivation of marijuana and conspiracy," according to a sheriff's statement.
Deputies say they broke up the deal Wednesday night in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 18900 block of Gale Avenue in unincorporated Rowland Heights.
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The first person to get busted, even before an alleged transaction could go down, was 23-year-old Juan Carlos Cabrales, who cops say was hired by Lam and Dong as a "runner" to deliver 1,000 pills in exchange for $5,000.
Deputies say that after they collared Cabrales they found Lam and Dong nearby "monitoring the transaction."
Not only were the two arrested, but their homes were searched after investigators obtained warrant.
At Lam's place deputies say they found "a small but functional indoor marijuana grow."
The suspects each came up with the $30,000 bail and were back on the streets today, deputies said.
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