Guns, drugs, cash in Corcoran traffic stop

Two guns, 1.6 pounds of methamphetamine and $8,000 were found during a traffic stop Thursday in Corcoran.

Contributed by Corcoran Police Department

CORCORAN — A traffic stop led Corcoran Police to the discovery of stolen guns, almost two pounds of methamphetamine and thousands of dollars in cash, officials said.

Police said 40-year-old Victor Azdar-Martinez was arrested Thursday around 12:30 a.m. after officers pulled over his Mitsubishi Sport SUV, which was being driven without properly displayed license plates, in the 800 block of Norboe Avenue.

During the traffic stop, officers said they conducted a search of the vehicle and located a 12-gauge shot gun, a loaded .357 Magnum revolver and 1.6 pounds of methamphetamine. Officers also located over $8,000 in cash in the vehicle.

Police said further investigation revealed the .357 revolver was stolen.

Authorities said Martinez was arrested and charged on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sales, transportation of a controlled substance for sales, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a concealed stolen firearm and possession of stolen property.

Officials said Martinez was booked into Kings County Jail. His bail was set at $385,000.

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