PALMDALE – A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested during a traffic stop in Palmdale Monday night after deputies found drugs and two assault rifles in the man’s vehicle. The following is the press release from the Lancaster Sheriff Station.
Lancaster Detectives with the OSS Unit and Robbery Suppression Team observed a vehicle driving excessively slow on the northbound 14 Freeway.
A traffic stop was conducted on the 14 Freeway at Avenue S.
Upon contacting the driver, suspect Nelson Soriano from Los Angeles, they could smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. They detained suspect Soriano to search for the marijuana.
During their search, detectives located an M-4 assault rifle, an SKS assault rifle, multiple magazines, ammunition, marijuana, methamphetamine and a digital scale.
Suspect Soriano was arrested and booked at the Lancaster Station Jail and held on $50,000 bond.
His gang affiliation is under investigation at this time.