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Salinas Police arrest teens found with drugs and a gun

Both were 16-years-old

Two minors arrested in Salinas for gun and drug possession

SALINAS, Calif. - Salinas Police arrested two juveniles for allegedly having a gun and drugs, Saturday night.

Violence Suppression Unit officers conducted a traffic stop on their SUV. 

SPD says the 16-year-old passenger was "acting nervous" when told to exit the vehicle. He reportedly had a loaded Taurus PT 145 Pro .45 caliber handgun in his waistband.

A backpack in the vehicle, allegedly belonging to another 16-year-old, contained four grams of cocaine, 30 Xanax pills and 223 grams of marijuana. SPD says the marijuana was packaged for sales. 

Both juveniles were placed in Juvenile Hall.


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