A probation search on a gang member’s Merced home led to the discovery of a revolver and a plastic bag containing methamphetamine, police said.
The Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit met with 26-year-old Merced resident Roberto Martinez in front of his home at about 6 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of West Sixth Street in Merced, according to a news release. Martinez, who was described by police as a gang member, was arrested for a warrant.
Officers also searched the home and found a revolver and a plastic bag containing methamphetamine, the release states.
Martinez was booked into Merced County Jail Thursday night with a $140,000 bond amount on felony suspicion of receiving a firearm and possession of more than a pound of a controlled substance for sale, according to jail records.
Anyone with information on Martinez is being asked to contact the Gang Violence Suppression Unit at 209-385-4710 or GVSY@cityofmerced.org, or call the Merced Police Department tipster line at 209-385-4725. Anonymous text messages can be sent to the police department by texting “847411” or “TIP411” while including “Comvip” as the keyword in the message.