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Probation check in Cabazon nets drugs, firearms arrest

By in Press Enterprise on November 15, 2017

By Gail Wesson

Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies confiscated about one pound of suspected methamphetamine, a handgun and a shotgun when they made a probation compliance check on Duane Ford, 55, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, according to a sheriff’s news release.

The check was made at a residence in the 49000 block of Blanche Avenue in Cabazon. The narcotics were valued at about $3,500 and several items of stolen property were seized.

Ford was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sales, possession of firearms while in possession of controlled substances and a violation of probation. He remains in custody at the Larry B. Smith Correctional Facility near Banning, according to jail records.

The San Gorgonio Special Operations Gang Task Force assisted deputies.

Anyone with information regarding illegal narcotics activity in the community is asked to contact the sheriff’s Cabazon station at 951-922-7100 or WeTip at 800-782-7463.

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