An illegally parked car resulted in the discovery of a cache of illegal weapons and marijuana on Sunday in Lathrop.
Winchester Ordonez, 48, was stopped by Lathrop Police Services on Somerston Parkway Sunday evening after he was observed parked along a red curb. When deputies approached the vehicle, they noticed the strong smell of marijuana, and upon searching the vehicle deputies discovered a quantity of marijuana as well as a handgun fitted to accept an illegally-possessed silencer that was also in the car.
Two assault rifles were also discovered as well as a large quantity of ammunition and a number of magazines, some of which appeared to be in excess of California’s 10-round limit.
Ordonez was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a silencer, and misdemeanor charges carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and illegally possessing an assault weapon. He is currently being held on $120,000 bail at the San Joaquin County Jail, and is scheduled to appear in Department M1 of the Manteca branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court today at 1:30 p.m.
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