During a traffic stop Thursday, deputies arrested a Victorville felon after finding in his vehicle a loaded AK-47 rifle with a 30-round magazine, a plastic black mask and more.

According to a San Bernardino County sheriff’s press release, a vehicle search also uncovered methamphetamine in the center console and a loaded .357 magnum in the trunk.

Zachariah Pacillas was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto on suspicion of being an ex-felon in possession of assault weapon and possession of a controlled substance while armed. The 44 year old suspects bail was set at $50,000.

According to sheriff’s reports, Pacillas was pulled over for a traffic violation in the area of National Trails Highway and Fern Way in Victorville, by deputies with the High Desert Regional Gang Team, who were in the High Desert on proactive gang enforcement.

Officials said during the traffic stop, Pacillas was observed reaching towards the center console of the vehicle where Methamphetamine was found to have been dumped out and that’s what appears to have prompted deputies to detain him.

After a search of the vehicle, authorities found the drugs, guns and mask.


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