Santa Maria man arrested for selling pot, illegal guns

May 6, 2022

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Santa Maria man who allegedly sold marijuana illegally in northern Santa Barbara County and had a stash of firearms and cash.

Recently, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Cannabis Compliance Team conducted an investigation into a suspect selling marijuana in Orcutt and the surrounding area. On Thursday, at the conclusion of the investigation, detectives served a warrant at the suspect’s home in the 200 block of N. Smith Street in Santa Maria. There, deputies arrested Angel Reynoso-Juarez, 28, without incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

During a search of the home, detectives found more than two pounds of processed marijuana, as well as numerous firearms and more than $80,000 in cash. Two of the firearms were illegally possessed assault weapons, one of which did not have a serial number.

Authorities booked Reynoso-Juarez in the northern branch jail on charges of possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana for sales, conspiracy, possession of an assault weapon and manufacturing a short-barreled rifle. Even though three of the charges were felonies, deputies later released Reynoso-Juarez with a citation due to the local extension of California’s $0 bail coronavirus rule.


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ffarmchicken

Another shining example of Californias gun control laws efficacy! Also the logic and belief of those that vote (or enforce) for these gun control laws. It’s all a sham to control the Eloi of California.


shishkabob141

Three felonies and free as a bird. Thanks Newsom.


Borderline

All that manpower and funding just to let the criminal go? I have no words …


kayaknut

Doesn’t this guy know we have many laws about gun control, oh yeah that’s right criminals dont care about breaking laws. So by all means let’s enact even more gun laws that criminals won’t care about.


derasmus

Should be a ruling out in June or July from the SCOTUS regarding the NY concealed carry case…

It’ll be interesting to see how states like California will react if the plaintiff prevails in their case against the state of NY.