MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Two men were arrested after they were found with a gun and fentanyl during a disturbance at a motel early Sunday morning, according to the Merced Police Department.
Just before 2:00 a.m., officers were called out to a Motel 6 after it was reported that someone had brandished a firearm.
When officers arrived, they reported seeing a man matching the suspect’s description run through a courtyard and hide something inside a trash can.
After searching the trash can, officers said they found a loaded 10mm semi-automatic firearm and placed 29-year-old Jamaine Mann under arrest on several illegal weapon charges and gang enhancements.
While investigating, officers said they searched a motel room in connection to the disturbance and found fentanyl tablets.
Officials said 23-year-old Tyrone Phillips was arrested for possession of fentanyl tablets for personal use.
Mann was booked into the Merced County Jail and Phillips was released on a citation after his arrest.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Officer B. Laguna at (209) 385-6905.