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Posted on: November 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Gang Task Force Seizes Large Amount of Methamphetamine and Firearms

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Paul Heredia

File # GE223080001


Juan Gasca Nava

On Friday, November 4, 2022, at 2:30 PM, the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force served a search warrant at two residences, one in the 51000 block of Tyler Street in Coachella and the other in the 45000 block of Senegal Place in Indio. During the service of the search warrant, Gang Task Force officers located approximately 62 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, as well as evidence indicative of narcotics sales. Also located, were two .45 caliber semi-automatic handguns and a .223 caliber short barrel rifle. Gang Task Force officers arrested Juan Gasca Nava, a 23-year-old resident of Coachella, for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales, Possession of a Short Barrel Rifle, Possession of an Assault Rifle, and Possession of an Unregistered Loaded Firearm. Nava was subsequently booked at John Benoit Detention Center.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Officer Vela at 760–836–1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951–922–7601.

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