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They had 3 firearms and 24 pounds of weed, Merced police said

A Merced man and woman were arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, with three firearms and 24 pounds of marijuana, police said.
A Merced man and woman were arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, with three firearms and 24 pounds of marijuana, police said.

A Merced man and woman were arrested Tuesday with three firearms and 24 pounds of marijuana, police said.

Police served a search warrant at the home of Heriberto Mendoza Lopez in the 800 block of 23rd Street about 2 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

The 26-year-old’s home had a marijuana grow, packaging material, a stolen firearm and ammunition, according to officers.

He was arrested on suspicion of the sales of narcotics, possession of stolen property and weapons charges.

Maria Cruz Torres, 23, was also arrested on suspicion of weapons charges and possession of stolen property, police said.

He’s held at Merced County Jail in lieu of $90,000, and she’s held in lieu of $60,000, according to jail records.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact the Merced Police Department at 209-385-6912 or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at 209-385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.

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