Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies were checking on a parolee when suspicious behavior led them to the neighbor’s home, where they found 5.8 pounds of marijuana, 12 grams of heroin and 4 grams of crystal meth.
“We were not expecting this when we got there, but we will certainly take it when we come across stuff like this,” said Sheriff’s spokesman Sergeant Jason Ramos.
Deputies also found and SKS riffle with a bayonet, two shotguns, dozens of bullets and $35,000 in cash.
Deputies arrested five people, including Christopher Elvis, Morgan Davis, Robert Polstin, Lindsay Howe, and Amber Montano.
Two of those arrested are tied to the white supremacist prison gang “Peckerwoods.” The term originated from a derogatory term for poor, white southerners.
“Possession of marijuana leads to burglaries, home invasions ,so if we can cut down on the propensity of that stuff happening, take it out of the hands of people who have bad intentions, then we are going to do that whenever we can,” said Ramos.
The bust was conducted with a special policing group within the county known as POP along with the CDC’s criminal apprehension team.