One person was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of illegal weapon and drug possession after Merced police responded to a residence in the 100 block of East 12th Street.
Police learned illegal narcotics were allegedly being sold at the location. Officers responded and found a 19-year-old female and Stephen Montgomery, 22, who live in an apartment, according to a police department press release.
The officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the apartment and the woman admitted to having a marijuana plant in the apartment. She consented to let officers inside to investigate further. Once inside, officers located a loaded handgun magazine lying on the floor in a room and three other people inside the apartment, police said.
A continued search revealed marijuana plants, a large quantity of processed marijuana, cocaine, a digital scale and an Uzi 9 mm pistol that was reported stolen. After the contraband was seized, Montgomery admitted the items belonged to him and said the others at the residence had no knowledge, according to police.
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Montgomery was booked at the Merced County jail on charges including felony possession for sales of narcotics, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property.