Written by AARON CASTREJON
POMONA - Police announced Wednesday the arrest of a Chino auto shop owner after finding weapons and possibly drugs for sale at his business.
The Pomona Police Major Crimes Task Force and officers with the east region Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention team conducted a business check at the Chino auto shop in the 3700 block of East Grand Avenue August 7.
The owner, 42-year-old Juan Manuel Moreno Valdez, gave consent and signed a search waiver, Pomona Police said.
Police found methamphetamine and 100 hydrocodone pills believed to be for sale, ammunition and two unregistered firearms, one being stolen, Pomona Police said.
Valdez was booked on suspicion of drug sales while armed, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a stolen and loaded firearm.
The suspect was booked at the West Valley Detention Center.