Pomona Police Arrest Suspect for Alleged Possession of Firearms, Meth

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POMONA (CNS) - A motorist who was pulled over by Pomona police was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of two loaded firearms and methamphetamine, police said Monday.

According to Pomona police, Carlos Gallagos, 49, was stopped for numerous vehicle code violations shortly after midnight Saturday near Phillips Street and White Avenue.

After making the stop, police brought in a canine unit, and the dog "alerted on several areas throughout the interior cabin" of the vehicle, police said. Officers checked the vehicle and found two loaded handguns, which Gallagos allegedly admitted to possessing despite being a felon.

He was placed under arrest, and officers found a bag containing methamphetamine in one of his pants pockets, police said.

He was booked on suspicion of two counts of possession of a firearm, one count of illegal possession of ammunition, one count of possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm, and one count of possession of methamphetamine, police said.

He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to county jail records.

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