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Two Arrested After Agents Find Drugs, Honey Oil Factory, Assault Weapons in Gilroy

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State and local law enforcement agencies last Friday arrested two men in the manufacturing of concentrated marijuana in a home in Gilroy and seized two assault weapons and about $80,000 worth of narcotics, police said. Members of the Gilroy Police Department’s Anti-Crime Team, the state Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team served a search warrant at the home in the 7200 block of Alexander Street at 5:45 p.m. Friday, police said.

Inside the residence, agents found about 33 pounds of marijuana, three-quarters of a pound of methamphetamine, a quarter pound of concentrated cannabis, known as honey oil, and a small amount of cocaine, according to police. The officers also recovered two assault-type rifles and a handgun and located a clandestine honey oil laboratory, where butane gas is used as fuel to heat and produce the oil, police said.

Due to potentially dangerous toxic waste from the laboratory, agents contacted the state Department of Toxic Substances Control to remove the lab equipment and other materials from the property. One of the two men living at the home, Timothy Morgan, 44, was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale, having concentrated cannabis for sale, possession of cocaine, possession of illegal firearms and processing or manufacturing concentrated cannabis, police said.

The other resident, Jason Lopes, 34, was arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal firearms and possessing marijuana, according to officers. The estimated sales value of the drugs seized was about $80,000, police said.

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