Victorville Raid Nets 22 Firearms in Possession of Felon, Gang Member
VICTORVILLE – San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies found a large cache of weapons in the possession of a known gang member on Wednesday night.
Robert Anthony Lamas, 33, of Victorville, was arrested at his home on the 16300 block of Manchester Road at 9 p.m.
Deputy Eric Stoll reported that Lamas is a known felon, which led deputies from the Victorville Gang Team to present a search warrant at the residence. It was during the search that deputies discovered 22 firearms, including assault weapons with high capacity magazines, along with shotguns, hand guns of multiple calibers, and a large cache of ammunition for the weapons.
The Gang Team also discovered a small indoor marijuana grow, seizing approximately one pound of marijuana that had been packed for sales, according to reports.
It has also been reported that three young children were found living at the residence, many of the weapons in easy access to them. Lamas may be also facing charges of child endangerment, though that charge has yet to be levied.
Lamas was booked into the High Desert Detention Center with a criminal street gang enhancement. The gang enhancement will accompany the charges against Lamas, who may face more prison time as a result. The additional length of a sentence could be as long as three years, along with related charges.
Lamas, said Stoll, “is a multi-time convicted felon and a criminal street gang member.”
No court dates have been announced, but officials said they expect Lamas to be heading into court by early next week.