The Signal

Convicted felon arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs, ammunition

- By Rylee Holwager

A 36-year-old convicted felon was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs and ammunition on Monday following a vehicle search in Canyon Country, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.

According to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoma­n for the SCV Sheriff’s Station, deputies from the J-team were patrolling near Camp Plenty Road and Stillmore Street on Monday at approximat­ely 11 a.m., when they identified a vehicle not adhering to vehicle code. Deputies approached the vehicle and found that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. The driver was also found to be on active probation.

“During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a replica firearm which was a pellet gun,” wrote Arriaga in an email to The Signal. “The vehicle also displayed false registrati­on tabs.”

The female passenger, owner of the vehicle, was cited and released for displaying false registrati­on tabs, according to Arriaga.

After that, deputies conducted a probation compliance search at the man’s residence on the 27500 block of Marta Lane.

“During the search, deputies located ammunition, two baggies of methamphet­amine and drug parapherna­lia,” wrote Arriaga.

The Canyon Country resident was arrested on suspicion of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of methamphet­amine and possession of drug parapherna­lia. He was booked into the SCV Sheriff’s Station and remains in custody at the time of this publicatio­n.

He is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Another male at the residence was also arrested for an outstandin­g parole warrant, according to Arriaga.

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