LANCASTER – Meth, drug paraphernalia and thousands in cash were seized last week, when detectives from the Lancaster and Palmdale narcotics teams raided a west Lancaster home, authorities said.
The search warrant was executed around 8:30 a.m., Sept. 17 at a residence on the 1600 block of West Norberry Street, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel T. Ruiz.
During the search, deputies discovered 160 grams of methamphetamine, a loaded semi-automatic handgun, approximately $50,000 in cash, and other items commonly used for drug sales, Ruiz stated.
Detained at the location was 27-year-old David Lopez of Lancaster.
Lopez was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sales and possession of a controlled substance with a loaded firearm, Ruiz stated.
This incident is indicative of the hard work and dedication that narcotics teams, specialized teams and patrol units have exhibited this year, Ruiz stated.
In a combined effort, since January 2013, the narcotics teams have produced over 97 felony drug arrests and recovered more than 5,700 grams of methamphetamine, 4,500 grams of heroin, 22,000 grams of marijuana, and 35 firearms, according to Ruiz.