19-year-old Luis Fajardo Melgoza lives in Santa Rosa, California.
Around 6:30 am on July 25, Melgoza was driving locally in a gray Honda Accord.
It was reported that Melgoza slammed into a Toyota Camry that was parked on the side of the road. After striking the Camry, Melgoza’s Accord flipped over.
No one was inside the Camry, but the car was reported as being heavily damaged. It was reported that Melgoza was not seriously injured during the crash.
Officers with the Santa Rosa Police Department responded to the wreck, and when they interacted with Mendoza, they alleged he displayed several indications of intoxication.
Mendoza was detained for suspicion of driving under the influence.
Though the reason was not released, something during the investigation raised their suspicion, and the authorities asserted that Melgoza was involved in ghost gun manufacturing at his home.
“Ghost guns” are defined as guns that are made from assorted parts. They are unregulated and untraceable as they do not have serial numbers.
After they were granted a search warrant, the police went to the residence and reported that they found several illegal items.
It was reported that a Polymer 80 ghost gun with a high-capacity magazine was found inside the home. The police also allegedly discovered stashes of cocaine and fentanyl.
Melgoza was placed under arrest and booked into Sonoma County Jail. It is expected that he will face charges for felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a handgun, misdemeanor DUI, and misdemeanor possession of narcotics.
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