El Monte Deputies Sort Out Confusing Stories; Arrest made


On a recent patrol check in a business area in South El Monte, a deputy spotted two individuals sitting on the stairs in the rear parking lot.

They both attempted to walk away from the backpack that was in their possession as the deputy approached.

Both suspects spontaneously accused one another of possessing the backpack.

Searching inside the backpack, they found a loaded firearm, a sandwich zip lock bag containing drugs, and a large amount of cash.

The deputy arrested one suspect for possessing a loaded firearm and possessing drugs for sale.

Sheriff's deputies continue to make great arrests during their proactive patrols in South El Monte. Many drugs and firearms have been seized.

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