PALMDALE – Four assault rifles, a hand gun, a light anti-tank weapon, and thousands of rounds of ammunition were seized Monday afternoon when deputies executed a search warrant at an industrial building in Palmdale.
The bust happened around 2 p.m. Monday in the 300 Block of Grand Cypress Avenue and it was conducted by the Lancaster Station Burglary Suppression Team.
An investigation into an artifact, possibly stolen from the Lancaster Museum and sold on the Internet, lead the burglary investigators to the location, according to Sergeant J. Deschamps from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
In addition to the recovered weapons, a large amount of U. S. currency, jewelry, electronics, collectable coins, baseball cards, and military items were seized, stated Deschamps.
Palmdale residents Brandon Ford, 40, and Victoria Thompson, 20, were arrested and booked at the Lancaster Station. The pair is facing several charges, including multiple counts of possession of an assault weapon and receiving stolen property.
Both suspects are being held on $80,000 bail.