It started as a routine traffic stop in Santa Barbara County, but it led to the arrests of five men with extensive criminal records for possession of ammunition, and a small arsenal of weapons.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies patrolling the Montecito disaster zone stopped an SUV Tuesday night on Coast Village Road. They discovered the driver was on probation, and the two passengers had arrest warrants in their names. Officers say a search led to the discovery of ammunition in the vehicle.
Further investigation led them to a Santa Barbara motel room, where two men who were also wanted were arrested. Detectives found guns, and weapons in the motel room.