The Sacramento County Probation Department seized 41 pounds of processed marijuana and arrested five people Thursday in south Sacramento after a weekslong investigation, according to a department news release.
The arrests, conducted in conjunction with the Sacramento Police Department, also resulted in the recovery of 38.6 grams of methamphetamine, a loaded semi-automatic pistol, $2,704 in cash, digital scales and a cash counting machine, authorities reported.
Officers arrested Lor Chao, Vue Massie, Her Vang, Susan Vang and Pang Ngo on charges ranging from possession and transportation of marijuana and methamphetamine for sale, possession of narcotic paraphernalia to gun and ammunition possession by a felon. Both Her Vang and Susan Vang’s charges included violating their probation, while Massi was also arrested for a no-bail, post-community release felony warrant, according to the Probation Department.
Probation officers launched an investigation after it was suspected the subjects were not complying with court ordered probation conditions, which required them to list a valid housing address, and engaging in illegal activities.
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After finding the subjects at the Roadway Inn in the 6600 block of Stockton Boulevard, police stopped one person in his vehicle and then later made secondary contact with two others during a traffic stop.
Searches of both vehicles resulted in the seizure of more than 30 pounds of marijuana, several grams of methamphetamine and almost $2,800 in cash.
Police later searched two hotel rooms associated with the subjects, where they found a 9mm semi-automatic handgun with a high capacity magazine and 10 more pounds of processed marijuana.