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* Jesse Contreras and Salvador Caballero arrested at 16291 Apricot Lane Santa Cruz County for drugs

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The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men and confiscated drugs, a gun, special bullets, bullet proof vests, and cash from a Royal Oaks home on Tuesday. The sheriff’s office said that around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, its anti-crime team served a search warrant at a home at 16291 Apricot Lane with the help of Watsonville police, the California Highway Patrol, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

After searching the home and vehicles of 45-year-old Jesse Contreras and 32-year-old Salvador Caballero, law enforcement teams found 1.25 pounds of methamphetamine, 82.2 grams of marijuana, a scale, spoons, packaging materials, and $5,966 in cash that led them to believe the two were selling the drugs.

Police said they also found two bulletproof vests, an assault rifle and armor-piercing bullets in the home. Contreras and Caballero were both booked into the Monterey County Jail on suspicion of possessing narcotics with the intent to sell. The sheriff’s office added that they believe Caballero is in the country illegally and also arrested him for possessing a loaded firearm.

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