CHICO, California (Action News Now) – A traffic stop in North Chico turned up several guns and ammunition.
2 Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies were on patrol Sunday when they conducted a traffic stop on a small Toyota pick-up on The Esplanade and Aspen Glen Drive. The pick-up didn't have a working license plate light.
One deputy noticed part of a rifle under clothing on the rear floorboard. The deputies removed the men from the truck and detained them while the truck was searched.
The search turned up a 45 caliber pistol, an AK-47 rifle, an AR-15 assault rifle and loaded high capacity magazines.
Cristian Jesus Lambera Pimentel, 21 and Jorge Mardanado Castaneda, 28 both from Mexico were arrested for having a concealed firearm in a vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, 2 counts of illegally possessing an assault weapon and two counts of possession of a large capacity magazine. Both men were booked into the Butte County Jail with bail set at $64,000.