PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — A Placer County man was arrested on firearms and meth-related charges, said the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
Just before 4:30 p.m. on June 4, deputies responded to Blue Canyon Road and Putt Road in Alta for reports of a suspicious man.READ MORE: Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge
When deputies arrived, they say, they found a man exiting a camping trailer and went to contact him.
The man, identified as 47-year-old Dustin Carmona, began suspiciously reaching towards his waist, prompting the deputy to search him.READ MORE: Squirrel, Tree Branch That Tripped Safety System Caused Power Outage In Grass Valley
The deputy reportedly found a handgun in Carmona’s belt in addition to a magazine and attached holster. He also allegedly found a glass pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine.
Based on these findings, the deputy detained Carmona and went to search inside of his camper. There, the deputy found a 1911 semi-automatic pistol, valued at nearly $4,000, and a bag containing suspected methamphetamine.
The pistol, determined to be stolen, was a limited-edition tribute to U.S. Navy Seal Sniper Chris Kyle. The pistol was loaded with four rounds of .45 caliber ammunition and there was one bullet in the chamber.MORE NEWS: HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Pledges To Protect Access To Reproductive Health Care
Carmona was subsequently arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and other related charges.