Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2 arrested on drug, firearm charges

Morgan Hoover

June 24, 2009 8:00 AM

SANTA MARIA Two men were arrested Sunday on suspicion of possession of a loaded firearm and possession of methamphetamine.

Jonathon Maurice Hays, 21, and Joe Guzman, 18, both of Santa Maria, were in the 100 block of Palm Court Drive when police stopped them.

A third occupant fled the scene and had not been apprehended. This suspect is described as being a Latino male wearing a black hat and all dark clothing.

After the unidentified suspect fled, police discovered the illegal firearm and narcotics.

Mr. Hays and Mr. Guzman are believed to be local gang members. They were booked for the listed charges at the Santa Barbara County Jail.

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