Division of Adult Parole Operations, Law Enforcement Operations

CDCR Parole, Special Services Unit agents assist in fentanyl take-down

CDCR Parole and Special Services Unit agents assisted numerous federal, state, city and county agencies to shutdown a deadly fentanyl distribution ring.

Woodland resident Joshua Cabanillas, 20, has been charged with distribution of fentanyl resulting in an overdose death and with distributing fentanyl on two separate dates after the death, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced in a July 20 press release.

Those also facing charges include Sacramento residents Gregory Tabarez, 22, and Joseph Elijah Cuaron, 20.

Cabanillas was arrested on May 15 after meeting with Tabarez and Cuaron to allegedly distribute an additional 1,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills cut with fentanyl.

Agencies involved in the investigation:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Woodland Police Department
  • Sacramento County Probation Department
  • Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
  • Sacramento Police Department
  • Yolo County Sheriff’s Office, Coroner Section
  • Yolo County District Attorney’s Office
  • Yolo County Probation Department
  • Placer County Sheriff’s Office
  • California Highway Patrol;
  • CDCR Special Services Unit
  • CDCR Division of Adult Parole Operations