An admitted gang member was jailed Thursday afternoon after Merced police confiscated a shotgun and ammunition during a search warrant.
Officers with Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit received information on Thursday that 34-year-old Scotty Moore had a gun at his home, Sgt. Brian Rodriguez said in a news release.
Police served a search warrant at a home in the 200 block of West 19th Street in Merced. There, officers found Moore, a shotgun and ammunition. Moore admitted he was a gang member and that the shotgun belonged to him.
Moore was arrested and booked into Merced County Jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and gang enhancements. He remained in Merced County Sheriff’s Main Jail on Friday with bail set at $250,000, booking records show.
Moore previously was jailed on felony drug charges, jail records show.