Meth, Heroin, and a Ghost Gun – Probationer Nabbed En Route by Gang Task Force
Photo: David Rivas
WILDOMAR – The Region 4 Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force was out on regular and comprehensive patrol, recently. They comprise part of the Riverside County Gang Task Force – a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs.
A mid-afternoon vehicle traffic stop conducted by Regional Gang Task Force at Harvest Way East and Mill Pond Drive brought felonious results to the probationer behind the wheel who was found to possess heroin and methamphetamine. “The driver was identified as David Rivas, a 43-year old resident of Wildomar,” said Task Force Sergeant S. Dyer.
Since Rivas was on probation, this stop led to a search-visit at his residence. The follow-up probation search, conducted on the 33000 block of Furrow Court in Wildomar, revealed additional violations.
Among the revelations, said Sgt. Dyer, “a loaded 9mm un-serialized ‘ghost gun’.” Rivas was arrested with the unregistered, illegally-manufactured firearm and drugs, and booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center on the following charges:
29800(A)(1) PC Felon in Possession of a Firearm
30305(A)(1) PC Felon in Possession of Ammunition
1203.2(b) PC Probation Violation
11377(a) HS Possession of Methamphetamine
11350(a) HS Possession of Heroin
11364(a) HS Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia
You are urged to provide any information related to this investigation (#MR21-6588) by contacting Gang
Task Force Detective R. Leitch at 951-461-6353. Should you have any information related to gang or illegal weapon-related activity in your neighborhood, please contact Sergeant S. Dyer at the Murrieta- Temecula Regional Gang Task Force at 951-461-6363.
You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website.