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Suspects Arrested with Illegal Firearm and Fentanyl Pills

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Yesterday evening, a concerned resident called our dispatch center regarding possible narcotic activity at an apartment complex near Shaw/Fowler. Officers responded and contacted two adult males in a car. Both males contacted appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, and an illegal firearm was located in his waistband of one of them during a search. Both males admitted to officers that they had fentanyl pills in their possession as well.

After both suspects were detained without incident, Officers confiscated the illegal handgun, which was a privately manufactured gun with no serial number, also known as a “ghost gun”. Almost 200 fentanyl pills were also located and confiscated. Patrol officers called out narcotic detectives, who assisted with the investigation. Officers arrested 35-year-old Rigoberto Saucedo of Selma for felony firearm and narcotics violations, and 29-year-old Santana Morales of Clovis for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Saucedo was booked into Fresno County Jail and Morales were cited and released.

We would like to thank the observant resident who called us immediately which allowed our officers to respond in time to contact both suspects.

Photo of illegal handgun, magazine, and ammo.

Photo of illegal firearm, magazine, and ammunition.

Photo of almost 200 bluish green fentanyl pills.

Photo of almost 200 Fentanyl pills.