Crestline Man Arrested for Drugs, Weapons, Ammunition - Mountain News : News

Crestline Man Arrested for Drugs, Weapons, Ammunition

Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:00 am

A 21-year-old resident of Crestline was arrested, along with a 36-year-old resident of Arizona, on multiple charges related to narcotics, and possession of firearms and ammunition.

Juan Hurtado, 21, and Daniel Garcia, 36, were arrested Aug. 18 after deputies from the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) initiated a traffic stop at Kay Road and Mormon Springs Road in Crestline around 5:30 p.m. Garcia, the driver of the white Dodge Caravan, reportedly failed to signal before turning. A records check revealed that Garcia had been convicted of the felony section of Health and Safety Code §11378, drug sales, and had served time in prison.

During the investigation and subsequent arrests, Garcia and his passenger, Hurtado, allegedly were found to be in possession of approximately eight grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, black tar heroin, dozens of hypodermic needles, dozens of brand new plastic baggies, four electronic digital scales, several cell phones, $160 in cash of different denominations, approximately 250 rounds of live ammunition, a .22 caliber assault rifle with an attached magazine, and a loaded magazine-fed .380 handgun.

Garcia was arrested for possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance for sale, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and a convicted felon in possession of ammunition.

Hurtado was arrested for possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and transportation of a controlled substance for sale.

Daniel Garcia and Juan Hurtado were booked at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino where they are being held on a $235,000 bail.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is requested to call Deputy Kelly Bush or Deputy Chad Cusimano of the Twin Peaks Station at (909) 336-0600 or We-Tip at (800) 782-7463 if they wish to remain anonymous.