Photo: confiscated guns
Originally published as a San Jose Police Department press release –
“On Friday August 13, 2021, Officers from the San José Police Department conducted a narcotics investigation that led to the arrest of Milpitas resident, Thomas E. Rainwater, age 66.
With the assistance of the Milpitas Police Department, a search warrant was executed at Rainwater’s residence which led to the recovery of ten rifles, sixteen handguns, one shotgun, two six-inch semi-automatic pistol suppressors, and approximately 21,000 rounds of ammunition. In addition to the firearms, officers located methamphetamine for sale.
Rainwater was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for various felony charges including possession for sales of a controlled substance, selling a controlled substance while armed, and possession of a firearm suppressor. Rainwater is currently out of custody on bail.
The San José Police Department would like to extend its gratitude to the Milpitas Police Department for their assistance with this investigation.”