On May 21st, 2020, Officers with the Merced Police Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) stopped a vehicle in the 1500 block of Sycamore Avenue in Atwater.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 37-year-old Miguel Guizar. A search warrant was authored by Officer Lupian to search the vehicle and a nearby motel room where Guizar was staying.
During the search officers located a rifle, over 1.5 pounds of marijuana, several grams of heroin and 13 ounces of crystal methamphetamine.
Guizar is a validated gang member in Merced County. Guizar was booked at Merced County Jail for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, narcotics sales, and a gang enhancement.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Lupian at (209) 388-7732.