SOLEDAD (CBS SF) — Sheriff’s deputies seized drugs and several weapons from a Soledad residence and arrested two people Wednesday during a warrant search.
At 1:40 p.m. members of the Southern Monterey County Violence Suppression Collaboration served a state search warrant at 663 Malaga Court, according to sheriff’s officials.
The Southern Monterey County Violence Suppression Collaboration is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, California Highway Patrol, California State Parole and police departments from Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and King City.
The search was the culmination of a month long investigation, sheriff’s officials said.
Authorities arrested Soledad residents Isabel Garcia, 38, and Jose Gomez, 31, according to sheriff’s officials.
Prior to the arrival of authorities, one of the suspects allegedly flushed controlled substances down the toilet, sheriff’s officials said.
Authorities said they seized almost 4 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, drug packaging and ammunition. Two illegally possessed firearms, a loaded semi-automatic handgun and a high-powered rifle, were also located in the residence, according to sheriff’s officials.
The handgun was reported stolen out of San Bernardino County, sheriff’s officials said.
One of the suspects had previously been convicted of prior felonies and the other suspect is currently on state parole for armed robbery, according to sheriff’s officials. Both suspects were taken to Monterey County Jail.
The pair were arrested on suspicion of drug, firearm, destruction of evidence and stolen property offenses, according to sheriff’s officials.
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