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Police seize $70,000 worth of meth; Watsonville man arrested

Modified: Thursday, Jan 17th, 2013

The meth and guns seized in the investigation are shown. (Contributed photo.)

WATSONVILLE — A Watsonville man is facing drug and weapon charges after he was stopped by police Wednesday afternoon and found to be in possession of $70,000 worth of methamphetamine and two handguns.

Adan Nunez-Torres was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail and charged with transportation or possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of a controlled substance while being armed with a firearm.

He was in custody Thursday on $10,000 bail, court records showed.

According to the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team, Nunez-Torres was topped by members of the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force in the area of Green Valley Road and Celia Drive approximately 3:17 p.m.

During the stop Nunez-Torres was arrested for driving without a license, and a search of his vehicle and his home revealed crystal methamphetamine, police said.

After his arrest, investigators got a search warrant for Nunez-Torres’ residence on the 100 block of Alegre Drive in Watsonville.

Upon searching the home agents allegedly found approximately 1.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, packaging materials, a digital scale and other items indicating he was selling the meth. They also found a loaded .45 caliber handgun, and a 9 mm handgun that had been reported stolen. Agents also said they located and seized $3,000.

A neighbor said the suspect had lived in the residence for about two years with several other people and children, all of whom kept to themselves.

Investigators were assisted by agents from Homeland Security Investigations, which placed an immigration hold on Nunez-Torres.

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