A Nipomo man was arrested Tuesday night after a deputy allegedly found drugs packaged for sale and a concealed firearm in his vehicle.
Sheriff deputies were driving northbound on Highway 101 at about 11:30 p.m. when they recognized the driver of a pickup truck as someone on probation driving on a suspended license, a Sheriff’s Office press release said.
Deputies stopped the truck at the intersection of Oak Park Boulevard and Highway 101 in Arroyo Grande. The driver’s vehicle was subject to a search as part of the terms of his probation.
The sheriff’s canine, Jacco, alerted to a small compartment behind the driver’s seat where deputies allegedly found a stolen .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol along with approximately 6.5 grams of methamphetamine and 4.5 grams of heroin packaged for sale. Drug paraphernalia and $120 in counterfeit money also allegedly were discovered in the compartment, the press release said.
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Allen Michael Thompson, 26, of Nipomo was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale, committing a felony while on bail, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and being armed with a firearm in the commission of a crime.