A 33-year-old Merced man was arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs, after agents with the Merced Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force reported finding drugs valued at $9,500 in his home.
Faustino Mendoza was taken into custody around 4 p.m. Monday after agents served a search warrant at his 105 Cone Ave. home in Merced, according to Cmdr. Neil Compston. After serving the warrant, agents discovered 207 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 2 ounces of high grade marijuana, Compston said.
Compston said a loaded .38 caliber handgun and $9,273 in cash was also found inside the house. The methamphetamine found inside the house was valued at $8,700, while the marijuana was valued at $800.