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Temecula Probation Search Yields Arrest for Firearm, Heroin

Victor Villaran, 24, was arrested when Temecula police conducted a probation search and allegedly found a gun, heroin and paraphernalia.

A Temecula man currently serving probation was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing a firearm, heroin and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Victor Villaran, 24, was taken into custody at his residence in the 29600 block of Solana Way, Temecula when officers went there to conduct a probation search, Temecula police Sgt. Geoff Green said in a news release.

Upon their arrival, Green said officers with the Temecula Police Department's Special Enforcement Team, along with the Department's Problem Oriented Policing Team, noticed Villaran was opening his garage door.

"Officers approached him and detained him," Green said. "As officers searched him, they found a firearm and a small amount of heroin. Other drug paraphernalia was found in the garage and in his residence."

Villaran was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, being an addict with firearms and being under the influence of a controlled substance, Green said.

Villaran was booked into the Southwest Detention Center, where he was being held in lieu of $25,000, jail records showed.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation was encouraged to contact the Temecula Police Department's Special Enforcement Team at 951-696-3000.

JJ Mclure February 02, 2013 at 02:52 PM
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