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WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Santa Cruz County authorities seized guns and $70,000 worth of methamphetamine during a search of a Watsonville home that stemmed from a traffic stop on Wednesday afternoon, according to a regional anti-crime team.

Adan Nunez-Torres was driving near Green Valley Road and Celia Drive about a mile north of Watsonville at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday when he was pulled over by members of the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force.

Meth, guns, and money found in Watsonville home


The task force members determined that he was driving without a license, found 2.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine in the car, and arrested him, authorities said.

The task force turned the case over to the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team, a countywide drug enforcement group, for further investigation.

Suspecting that Nunez-Torres used his Watsonville home to stash more drugs, the crime team obtained a search warrant, according to the team.

Members of the crime team, accompanied by Homeland Security agents, entered the home at about 5:15 p.m. and confiscated 1.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of about $70,000; drug weighing and preparation equipment; a loaded .45-caliber handgun; a 9mm handgun that was reported stolen; and $3,000 in cash.

Nunez-Torres was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail on charges of possession and transportation of a controlled substance for sale and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a gun. Homeland Security has placed an immigration hold on him.



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