Documented Gang Member Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges in Pomona

posted by City News Service - 

POMONA (CNS) - A documented gang member was jailed this morning on drug and gun charges following a traffic stop in Pomona.

Members of the Pomona Police Department's Major Crimes Task Forces were conducting patrols in the area of Reservoir Street and Holt Avenue around 8 p.m. Friday when they stopped a vehicle for a minor code violation and made contact with the driver, identified as Joe Santana, 45, of Pomona, according to Officer J. Hernandez.

Officers learned Santana was on active parole and a documented gang member and conducted a parole check of Santana's vehicle and located hidden narcotics packaged for sale, Hernandez said.

Police next obtained a search warrant for Santana's home and located two guns and additional narcotics, Hernandez said.

Santana was booked at the Pomona city jail.

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