Moreno Valley felon caught with loaded gun, drugs
JURUPA VALLEY — A felon was found in possession of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun in his car Wednesday during a traffic stop in Jurupa Valley, authorities said.
Authorities stopped 33-year-old Moreno Valley resident Ramon Rivas at 4:12 p.m. for a traffic violation near Rubidoux Boulevard and the eastbound Pomona (60) Freeway, said sheriff’s Sgt. Frank Lodes.
Authorities determined Rivas was on post-release community supervision for weapons violations and an active participant in a criminal street gang, Lodes said.
Gang task force officers searched Rivas’ vehicles and found a hidden compartment containing a loaded handgun and more than a pound of methamphetamine, Lodes said.
“Additional items indicative of drug sales were also located in the vehicle along with ammunition,” Lodes said.
Rivas was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of:
–Possessing methamphetamine with a loaded firearm
–Transporting methamphetamine with the use of a hidden compartment
–Being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm
–Being a gang member in possession of a loaded and unregistered firearm
–Violating the terms of his post-release community supervision.