Photo: first rifle discovered
SAN GORGONIO PASS – The San Gorgonio Pass CHP deemed a certain part of Anza as a “high-crime area,” and on February 21 two officers with the CHP came into contact with two individuals there.
Next, Zapata’s residence was searched and investigators found “an unregistered rifle, over 400 rounds of ammunition, 1,033 marijuana plants, 200 lbs of dry marijuana, and multiple grams of heroin.”
Five days later another officer with the SGPCHP, while looking for a stolen quad, “contacted Nicholas Kinnaman on SR-371 in possession of a quad that matched the description of the vehicle in question.”
Kinnaman, a convicted felon, not only had the stolen quad, but also “a loaded assault rifle, complete with illegal enhancements and a 30-round magazine as well as 31 rounds of ammunition and a small amount of methamphetamine.”
The CHP used these incidents to remind the public that marijuana, though “recreationally legal,” is “still highly regulated.” Certain laws apply to its usage. Finally, they also remind the public that “convicted felons are not allowed to possess firearms.”