Officers seized two firearms and other weapons, along with heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and needles late Wednesday after arresting a man at a home on West 22nd Street in Merced, the Police Department reported.
Michael Potts, 35, was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, sales and possession of narcotics, and possession of metal knuckles, Merced police said in a news release.
Potts was still in custody at the jail Thursday on more than $224,000 bail, according to booking records.
Officers spotted Potts about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday coming out of his home in the 400 block of West 22nd Street. Police learned that Potts was wanted on a warrant, but the details of that warrant were not available.
Police said Potts admitted having narcotics inside his home. Officers located drugs and weapons inside Potts’ bedroom, as well as hypodermic needles and brass knuckles, police said.
This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact Merced police Sgt. Brian Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710 or the tip line at (209) 385-4725.