Traffic stop leads to arrest of three men on drug, weapons charges

Drugs and Weapons
Posted at 9:36 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 12:36:06-04

WASCO, Calif. — A traffic stop in Wasco led to the arrest of three men on drug and weapon charges.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, conducted a traffic stop on a black SUV in the 2500 Block of Yellowstone Court in Wasco. During the stop, police determined that two of the occupants of the vehicle were on probation, which led the deputies to conduct a search of the vehicle.

During the search, deputies found a stolen handgun, as well as methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, keys used to steal vehicles, a police scanner and cash.

Wasco residents, 19-year-old Jorge Aguilar, 20-year-old Damien Torres, and 19-year-old Oscar Zuniga were arrested and charged with possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle, conspiracy to commit a crime, participating in a criminal street gang, possession of narcotics for sale, possession of narcotics while armed with a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a concealed weapon while in a criminal street gang.