HANFORD — Two people were arrested Wednesday after deputies found a stolen handgun in their car, the Kings County Sheriff’s Office said.
Around 3 p.m., deputies stopped to check on a blue 2007 Honda Accord that had stopped on a dirt road near a vacant home at Ninth and Houston avenues. The sheriff’s office said the driver, later identified as Alejandro Flores, 40, had stopped to use the restroom.
The passenger, Jessica Barrios, 30, reportedly gave deputies permission to search the car. The sheriff’s office said deputies found a multicolored bag on the rear floorboard that contained a 9mm Glock handgun. The gun was reported stolen during a recent burglary in Hanford.
Flores and Barrios were both booked into the jail on suspicion of possession of stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon and violating probation. Flores is being held in lieu of $55,000 bail.
During the booking process, jail staff found Barrios had 1.4 grams of concealed heroin. She faces additional charges for bringing a controlled substance into the jail and possession of a controlled substance. Her bail was set at $85,000.