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2 suspected gang members arrested on weapons charge

Posted: May 8, 2013 7:29 p.m.
Updated: May 8, 2013 7:29 p.m.

The weapon shown above is a Tec-9, the same kind of gun found in a vehicle driven by two women identified as felons.

California Highway Patrol officers arrested two women, identified as convicted felons and suspected gang members, for allegedly having a firearm in their possession, court papers showed Wednesday.

Shortly before 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, CHP officers from the Newhall station pulled over a car in which the women were driving and found a firearm, according to arrest information released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in its daily booking log. It's illegal for convicted felons to be in possession of a firearm.

“There was an arrest of two individuals on a weapons offense,” said Sgt. Kevin Pack of the California Highway Patrol.

The women, both unemployed, were being held in the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station jail Wednesday, each with bail set at $35,000.

One of the suspects is a 27-year-old resident of Compton; the other is a 30-year-old woman from Lancaster. Both were described as suspected gang members. The weapon found in their vehicle was a Tec-9, a Sheriff’s Department official said.

Each is charged with a section of the California penal code dealing specifically with convicted felons.

It reads: “Any person who has been convicted of a felony under the laws of the United States, the State of California, or any other state, government, or country ... or who is addicted to the use of any narcotic drug, and who owns, purchases, receives, or has in possession or under custody or control any firearm is guilty of a felony.”
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