Police recover guns, large quantities of illegal drugs

October 21, 2012 5:57:40 PM PDT
Police in Oakland seized four firearms and large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana for sale during a violence suppression operation Friday and Saturday, police said.

The firearms and illegal narcotics were recovered during search warrant operations based on probable cause or during intelligence-led searches of homes, according to police.

During the operations, officers arrested a probationer in the 2500 block of 38th Avenue on suspicion of illegal possession of a rifle.

Another probationer was arrested at a home in the 8700 block of A Street for alleged possession of marijuana for sale.

Police said officers recovered three shotguns as well as more marijuana and methamphetamine at a home in the 800 block of 36th Avenue and arrested a suspect for possessing the firearms and narcotics.

The search warrants are part of the Oakland Police Department's short-term crime reduction plans designed to target specific criminal activity, according to police.

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