2 arrested after Fresno Sheriff finds guns, drugs, cash, rooster fighting materials

The men are father and son

COALINGA, California - A father and son were arrested June 8 after a Fresno Sheriff's task force found guns, drugs, money and materials used in rooster fighting, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.

Manuel Solorio, 53, faces felony charges of being a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing ammunition and probation violation, the Sheriff's Office said.

His son, Juan Ramirez, 30, faces felony charges of vehicle theft, possession of stolen property and misdemeanors related to growing and possessing marijuana for sale.

On June 8, members of the Ag Crimes Task Force served a search warrant at a home on the 47000 block of Lost Hills Road in Coalinga, the Sheriff's Office said. The search was related to a burglary that occurred in May at a food processing facility located on the 19000 block of W. Gale Ave. in Huron.

Inside the home, detectives found two handguns, two shotguns, ammunition, rooster fighting materials and a large amount of cash, the Sheriff's Office said. The search also revealed a stolen Honda ATV, 129 marijuana plants and five pounds of processed marijuana.

The Sheriff's Office said they also found some stolen construction materials which detectives determined were taken from the food processing facility during the burglary. They later returned these items to the facility.

Both men have since posted bond and are out of jail, the Sheriff's Office said.

Anyone with information on this case should contact the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111 or email agcrimes@fresnosheriff.org. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867. Callers may be eligible for a cash reward.

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