Three men in Los Banos were arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and guns, police said Tuesday.
Los Banos police approached a GMC van about 3:20 p.m. Monday and saw what appeared to be cocaine on the vehicle’s center console, police said.
Police arrested the men in the van: Miguel Angel Duran, 24, Allen Snow Porter, 51, and Eric Eugene Morrison, 26.
While searching the van, detectives found two loaded firearms, drug paraphernalia and suspected narcotics, police said. A search of a second vehicle, which police say belonged to Duran, turned up a third loaded firearm, ammunition and an ammunition magazine, police said.
Duran, Porter and Morrison were booked into the Los Banos Police Department Jail on suspicion of a variety of charges, including possession of a loaded firearm inside a vehicle, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Duran’s charges included being a felon in possession of a firearm and violation of his parole conditions, police said.
Porter and Morrison were no longer in custody, according to jail records. Duran was being held without bail, records show.
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