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Three arrested in Fallbrook for guns and drugs

Deputies with the Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation Crime Suppression Team developed information about about a house that was possibly involved in selling drugs. Through the Crime Suppression Team's investigation, enough evidence for a search warrant was obtained.

The search warrant was served at a house in the 2700 Block of Los Alisos Drive on Wednesday, February 7 just before 6:00 a.m.

The following items were seized from the home:

Two ghost guns (Ghost guns are untraceable firearms without serial numbers. These kits can be purchased online or at gun shows without background checks and assembled at home.)

One 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun

One handgun lower receiver

More than 1,300 rounds of ammunition

Handgun magazines

More than five pounds of marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines and fentanyl

Drug paraphernalia

Ethan Altshul (01/17/1994), Ryan Furr (05/18/1985) and Cole Nixon (01/12/1991) were booked into the Vista Detention Facility on charges of possessing drugs for sales, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and prohibited person in possession of ammunition.

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Early version story

Three individuals were apprehended in Fallbrook in a crackdown on drugs and unregistered firearms. The Crime Suppression Team of the Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation, following an extended probe into a home on Los Alisos Drive suspected of illicit drug activities, served a search warrant on February 7.

Authorities confiscated two unregistered firearms-commonly referred to as "ghost guns"-a 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun, a handgun lower receiver, over 1,300 rounds of ammunition, and several handgun magazines. Ghost guns lack serial numbers and can be acquired and assembled privately without background checks.

In excess of five pounds of illegal drugs including marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, and fentanyl were seized. Other drug paraphernalia was also found.

Ethan Altshul, Ryan Furr, and Cole Nixon were charged with possession of drugs with intent to sell, felonious possession of a firearm, and illegal possession of ammunition. They are currently held at the Vista Detention Facility.

 

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