Salinas Police announce drug- and weapon-related arrests

Salinas Police announce drug- and weapon-related arrests
ABOVE: Thomas Hopkins (L) and Juan Macias (R) — Salinas Police Department

SALINAS — Police have announced the arrests of two individuals earlier this month on multiple weapon- and drug-related charges.

Guns confiscated after Hopkins’ arrest

In the first incident, Monterey County authorities served a search warrant on the 3000 block of Hermitage Road on the morning of Friday, November 8th.

30-year-old Thomas Hopkins was taken into custody, and a search of the premises turned up three firearms, drugs and paraphernalia, and stolen property tied to a recent burglary.

In the second incident, authorities served a search warrant on the 1200 block of Palermo Drive on Saturday, November 9, and arrested 30-year-old Juan Macias, reportedly an active Sureno gang member, as he was leaving.

Items confiscated during Macias’ arrest

A K9 officer at the scene also alerted to possible narcotics in the garage. Officers ended up finding an unregistered 9mm handgun, 3/4 pound of heroin, 1 ounce of meth, and just over $8K in cash.

During booking, officers found another 2 ounces of heroin on Macias’ person.

He now faces charges ranging from being a felon in possession of a firearm to narcotics sales.

Salinas Police announce drug- and weapon-related arrests was last modified: November 19th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Monterey

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