On October 26, 2016 at approximately 7:15 p.m., deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Gang Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by 22 year old Francisco Martinez, in the 900 block of Cecil Ave in Delano.

Deputies transported Francisco to his residence in the 1700 block of Kensington St, where they executed a search warrant at the residence. While at the residence deputies also contacted 28 year old Eduardo Martinez.

During a search of the residence, deputies located an SKS assault rifle with an attached bayonet and high capacity magazine, an AR-15 assault rifle with a high capacity magazine, a 12 gauge shotgun, hundreds of rounds of various ammunition, 48 grams of cocaine, and paraphernalia indicative of the sales of controlled substances.

Fernando was arrested and booked on charges which included, possession of cocaine for the purpose of sale, possession of ammunition by a felon, and maintaining a residence for the sale of controlled substances.

Eduardo was arrested and booked on charges which included, possession of an assault weapon, possession of a firearm/ammunition by a felon and possession of high capacity magazines.

Eduardo and Francisco are both being charged with participating in a criminal street gang.

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