Jimmy Chau, San Gabriel Wah Ching Gang Member, Allegedly Had 2,000 Ecstasy Pills on Him During Traffic Stop
We warned you about this when last we reported about a suspect named Johnny V. Pham, who got popped in Arcadia for allegedly rolling through a stop sign -- with 8,000 ecstasy pills in his car.
Now authorities say "minor traffic violations" led to another ecstasy bust and the arrests of two Wah Ching gang members in the San Gabriel Valley this week.
Asian organized crime has long been suspected of trafficking ecstasy in the L.A. area (and beyond).
Sheriff's deputies say that 22-year-old Jimmy Chau of San Gabriel had 2,000 ecstasy pills on him when he was stopped about 5 p.m. on Wednesday in the Valu Mart parking lot near Rosemead Boulevard and Longden Avenue in Temple City.
Parking lot violations? What, did he go too fast over a speed bump?
Sgt. Steve Kim of the sheriff's Asian Gang Team indicates that authorities had their eye on Chau, even though (taking our previous advice to drug dealers to always utilize low-key, mom-like rides) he was driving somewhat of a grocery getter -- an un-modified Honda four-door.
"We had previous contacts with Chau," Kim told the Weekly. "He was on parole, and he had recently gotten off parole."
"It's funny," he says, "we stop cars and all of a sudden we end up finding all these things.
It happens a lot actually."
According to a sheriff's statement Chau ...