Photo: stash at the house
LAKE ISABELLA – Once again, a simple traffic stop has lead to an arrest for much more serious crimes. This time, the traffic stop took place near the intersection of Lake Isabell Boulevard and Webb Avenue.
The driver turned out to be on active probation. Therefore, deputies went to the residence of the driver, 34-year-old Michael Brown, to do a probation search of his residence in the 2400 block of Cherry Street.
The residence proved to be a treasure trove of unlawful items. At the red-tagged home that had been deemed uninhabitable, deputies first discovered a stolen Hyundai sedan.
Inside the house, deputies found 26-year-old Enrique Griffin, as well as an adult female with her child. Griffin had an active warrant out for his arrest.
In addition, Griffin had the key to the stolen Hyundai. In the Hyundai, deputies discovered a loaded .45 handgun. On his person Grififin had “a large quantity of prescription narcotics, methamphetamine, a large sum of money, and was under the influence of a controlled substance.”
Back to suspect Brown – in his room he had a loaded.22 handgun, ammunition and methamphetamine.
Brown was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and possession of a controlled substance.
Griffin was arrested on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of narcotics for sales, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.