Gang Task Force seizes significant amount of methamphetamine and firearms

Methamphetamine, Firearms Seized in Coachella

Juan Gasca Nava

COACHELLA — Gang Task Force officers arrested a 23-year-old Coachella resident on Friday, Nov. 4 for possession of methamphetamine for sales, possession of a short-barrel rifle, possession of an assault rifle, and possession of an unregistered loaded firearm, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Juan Gasca Nava was subsequently booked at John Benoit Detention Center.

Methamphetamine, Firearms Seized in Coachella

Seized methamphetamine and firearms

The arrest stems from a search warrant the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at two residences, one in the 51000 block of Tyler Street in Coachella and the other in the 45000 block of Senegal Place in Indio.

During the service of the search warrant, Gang Task Force officers located approximately 62 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, as well as evidence indicative of narcotics sales. Also located, were two .45-caliber semi-automatic handguns and a .223-caliber short-barrel rifle.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is designed to create safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Officer Vela at 760–836–1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use the online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951–922–7601.

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