Deputies: Guns and narcotics found during Canyon Country traffic stop

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A man was arrested Thursday with a cache of firearms and drugs after a warrant was served at his home following a Canyon Country traffic stop on Tuesday, according to deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. 

The discovery and subsequent arrest stems from a traffic stop due to vehicle code violations near Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road at approximately 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday.  

“Deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana,” said Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station. “A search of the suspect resulted in the recovery of a baggie of methamphetamine.” 

Deputies also reportedly discovered a high-capacity magazine in the car, and reported that the suspect’s passenger had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, Arriaga said.  

“A J-Team detective put together a warrant for the driver’s home on the 19000 block of Nearbrook Street in Canyon Country,” said Arriaga. “During a search they found several rifles and shotguns, as well as additional methamphetamine.” 

The suspect, also identified as a previously convicted felon, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a high-capacity magazine, and possession of a controlled substance.  

The passenger in the vehicle was cited with a promise to appear for a future court date and was released on the scene.  

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