A man who is a convicted felon on probation was arrested for possession of suspected methamphetamine, ammunition and high capacity magazines.
On Wednesday at about noon, deputies and detectives from the San Bernardino Sheriff Department’s Parker Dam Resident post conducted a probation compliance check in the 149000 block of Capistrano Way in Big River. Daniel Martinez Jr, 51, who was on adult formal probation, was contacted at that location.
Ammunition, high capacity magazines and suspected methamphetamine were found in Martinez’ residence. A gun safe was also found in the residence. Martinez is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing any ammunition. He was arrested for being in possession of ammunition, being in possession of high capacity magazines and drug possession. He was booked into the Needles jail and is being held without bail for the charges and a probation violation.
On Thursday, a search warrant was obtained to access and search the contents of the gun safe. Suspected methamphetamine, 2 handguns, 6 rifles and 2 shotguns were found in the safe. Two of the rifles were illegal weapons and one shotgun had an obliterated serial number.