HANFORD — An illegal U-turn stop netted two arrests after the vehicle was found to be stolen and the occupants were found to be in possession of methamphetamine, Hanford Police officials said.

On Tuesday at around 1:15 a.m., Hanford police officers said they were on patrol in the area of the 700 block of South Harris Street when they observed a 1993 Chevy truck make an illegal U-turn.

An officer stopped the vehicle and contacted two occupants. Police said the driver of the truck was identified as Ignacio Cobian, 37, and the passenger was identified as Ruben Zuniga, 29.

A license check on the vehicle revealed it was reported stolen out of Fresno, so officers said they detained both Cobian and Zuniga and completed searches of them.

Police said Zuniga was found to be in possession of a meth pipe and Cobian was found to be in possession of a small amount of meth. In addition, a search of the truck revealed a police-type billy club.

Officials said Cobian was booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of stolen vehicle and possession of meth, while Zuniga was booked on suspicion of a stolen vehicle, possession of a billy club and possession of a meth pipe.

The stolen vehicle was recovered and stored, police said.

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