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20-year-old arrested, guns seized, during probation search 

Items found included materials related to gang affiliation, a Glock Micro Conversion Kit, large-capacity magazines, and two assault rifles. Cesar Diego Ortega, 20, of Nipomo, pictured right.

Several items were recovered by detectives which ‘prompted further investigation’

–On May 27, members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force, San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, and the Arroyo Grande Police Department conducted a probation search of a residence in the 300 block of Neptune Drive in Nipomo.

During the search, there were several items recovered by detectives which prompted further investigation. These items included materials related to gang affiliation, a Glock Micro Conversion Kit, large-capacity magazines, and two assault rifles.

The two firearms recovered were a Panther Arms A-15 semi-automatic SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) and a semi-automatic “Ghost gun” SBR. A “Ghost gun” is generally a privately made firearm with no associated serial number from a commercial manufacturer.

As a result of the investigation, 20-year-old Cesar Ortega of Nipomo was arrested and booked into County Jail for possession of an assault weapon and possession of a short-barreled rifle.

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