SALINAS, Calif. (KION) An active Norteno gang member was arrested Friday after officers with the Salinas Police Department found illegal firearms and drug paraphernalia in his possession.
The Salinas Police Department conducted a parole search of 33-year-old Mark Rodriquez's home Friday night alongside Monterey County Parole.
Upon entering the residence, K9 Oakley found a loaded firearm with an obliterated serial number stuffed between the cushions of the couch. A large amount of cutting agent (Benzocaine powder), a scale covered in narcotics residue and $78,000 were also found.
Rodriguez was booked into the Monterey County Jail and faces several weapon and drug charges.