Suspect arrested for drugs, weapon

Suspect arrested for drugs, weaponBy BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer

A traffic stop on Saturday, June 1, led to the arrest of a Ridgecrest resident for multiple felony charges including possession of an automatic firearm and possession of controlled substances and narcotics for sales.

According to a release from the Ridgecrest Police Department, Officer Kyle Cushman conducted the traffic stop at 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Norma Street.

After running a records check on one of the passengers, 34-year-old Andrew Anguiano, Cushman learned Anguiano was on post-release community supervision with an active felony warrant for his arrest.

Anguiano was arrested without incident, and Cushman reportedly found cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms during a search. Officers then responded to Anguiano’s residence in the 1500 block of North Calvert Road where they located more cocaine and mushrooms, in addition to methamphetamine, Xanax, oxycodone pills and a handgun that was modified to be fully automatic.

Anguiano was transported to the Kern County Jail where he was held without bail.

According to county records, Anguiano has 10 previous accusations on his record, dating back as early as 2009 and ranging from battery to fraud to threatening with intent to terrorize.

Pictured: Evidence of a modified automatic firearm and narcotics allegedly found on the suspect — Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2019-06-07