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Loaded weapons located in vehicle lead to methamphetamine arrest in Ripon
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RIPON –  Loaded weapons found in a vehicle led Ripon Police on Monday to make an arrest involving methamphetamines for sale.

Ripon officers contacted two males at the Ripon Shell gas station, 341 E. Main St., on Monday at 2:02 a.m. One of the two men was known to be on searchable probation.  During the contact, the vehicle that the subjects were associated with was searched. A loaded and concealed .38 caliber revolver along with a loaded and concealed .45 caliber pistol were located in the vehicle.   The two were taken into custody.

A probation search at a residence in the 500 block of South Walnut Ave was completed with the aid of the department’s narcotics K-9.  Approximately 26 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a scale, packaging materials, prescription drugs, and a large aerial-mortar-firework were located in a suspect’s bedroom.

Matthew David Faltiseck, 27, of Ripon was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance,  possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, possession of medication without a prescription, possession of dangerous fireworks, and possession of a loaded concealed firearm in a vehicle. 

Donald E. Moyer III, 24, of Ripon was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on the charge of possession of a loaded concealed firearm in a vehicle.