KING CITY — A King City teenager has been arrested on charges related to the possession of firearms and drugs, including cocaine and marijuana.

According to the King City Police Department, officers were on patrol on Aug. 27 at about 11:08 p.m. when they contacted a suspicious subject in the 800 block of Broadway Street.

“While speaking with the subject, officers determined the subject was a juvenile and attempted to contact his guardian to determine if they knew where he was,” police said in a news release.

Officers were able to contact the male juvenile’s adult brother, who requested officers bring his 16-year-old brother to his residence. While initiating the process for a courtesy transport, officers conducted a consensual search of the teen and found a large amount of cash, cocaine, marijuana, a scale and gang indicia. 

A loaded handgun was also located concealed in the juvenile’s waistband. 

Officers arrested the teen on multiple charges, and he was booked into the Monterey County Juvenile Hall without incident.

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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