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Two suspects arrested after Sacramento County probation officers find drugs, gun and children in home

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Two people are in jail after Sacramento County probation officers conducting a probation search found a gun and large amounts of drugs, according to authorities.

Four children also were found in the home and have been taken into protective custody.

Jonathon Synclair Britt, 29, and Angelica Monica Torro, 28, were arrested Tuesday after probation officers visited Britt’s home for a search, according to a Probation Department news release.

Britt was on Post-Release Community Supervision, a part of California’s prison realignment program that requires county probation department officers, rather than parole officers, to supervise some offenders released from prison.

In the home, officers found more than two pounds of methamphetamine (with an estimated street value of $19,000) and seven grams of heroin (with an estimated street value of $700). They also recovered a loaded handgun and more than $28,000 in cash, the news release states.

According to Main Jail booking records, Britt and Torro both were booked on one charge each of possession of narcotics for sale, possession of non-narcotic controlled substances for sale, and child endangerment. Britt also was booked on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, records show. They both are being held without the possibility of bail “due to the seriousness of the crime.”

Probation officials said the arrests were notable because of the presence of the children as well as the “substantial amounts” of narcotics and cash.

Call The Bee’s Kim Minugh, (916) 321-1038. Follow her on Twitter @Kim_Minugh.

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