Police say they arrested two Long Beach residents after officers discovered multiple firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, cocaine and methamphetamine following a routine traffic stop on Thursday, Feb. 4.
The LBPD said their officers pulled over 37-year-old Harry Khlok and 35-year-old Merika Guinto at about 4:15 p.m. on East Artesia Boulevard in North Long Beach. During the stop, police said they discovered methamphetamine and cocaine in the vehicle and subsequently obtained a search warrant for the suspects’ home on Lime Avenue and 61st Street.
The search warrant was executed shortly after the traffic stop, and detectives found multiple firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and large quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine, police said.
A traffic stop and follow-up investigation by Gang Detectives led to the felony arrest of two suspects as well as seizure of firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and a large quantity of narcotics. Thank you to the detectives and East DET for their hard work! #LBPDSafety pic.twitter.com/Q504SRwkNW
— Long Beach PD (CA) (@LBPD) February 9, 2021
Khlok and Guinto were arrested at 4:36 p.m. at their home, according to an LBPD jail log.
Khlok, whose bail was set at $510,000, was taken into custody on suspicion of possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transporting or selling a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance while armed, possession of an assault weapon, being a prohibited possessor in possession of ammunition, and driving on a suspended license.
Guinto was arrested on suspicion of transportation of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale. She was held without bail, police said.
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