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Man Suspected of Gun, Drug Crimes Found in Criminal Justice Class

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A man suspected of drug and gun offenses was found and arrested while taking a criminal justice class at Cabrillo College on Wednesday, Santa Cruz County sheriff’s officials said. Guillermo Campos, 19, was arrested after sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at his home in the 700 block of Green Valley Road north of Watsonville in connection with allegations that he waved a handgun at a neighbor on Nov. 24, according to the sheriff’s office.

Detectives found and seized more than a half-pound of methamphetamine in the home, along with a loaded .357-calibe revolver, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and $4,500 in cash, sheriff’s officials said.

Campos was not home at the time and investigators later found him in the class and arrested him on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with a loaded firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, assault with a firearm and possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Sheriff’s officials noted that the criminal justice class might not have much use for Campos if he is convicted in the case — state law prohibits anyone convicted of a felony from becoming a peace officer.

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