Merced teen arrested after firearm and drugs for sale, found inside home

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Merced teen arrested after firearm and drugs found inside home

MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A Merced teen was arrested after an assault rifle and drugs were found inside a home Thursday, according to investigators.

Members of the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit were serving a search warrant at home around 10:47 a.m. on the 1400 block of Woodbury Court to recover a stolen firearm.

Once inside the home, officers found an assault rifle, ammunition, marijuana, cocaine and several thousand dollars according to the Merced Police Department. Officers arrested a 17-year-old for possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine for sale, possession of cocaine with a loaded firearm, being a juvenile in possession of a firearm, possession of an assault rifle and gang enhancements.

Police are asking for anyone who has any further information about this case to call Detective Edwin Arias at (209) 388-7826.

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