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Deputies Arrest Felons in Possession of Firearms After Routine Traffic Stop

David Barajas and Armando Uribe, 28, were both booked into Santa Barbara County Jail

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Two handguns, ammunition and a small amount of marijuana were found Wednesday in the search of a vehicle in Santa Ynez. Two convicted felons were subsequently arrested.
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Armando Uribe

Two Santa Maria men were jailed on felony charges after a traffic stop Wednesday in Santa Ynez, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

At about 9 a.m., deputies conducted a routine traffic stop at Sanja Cota Avenue and Casino Drive near the Chumash Casino, said Kelly Hoover, a sheriff's spokeswoman.

“During the contact, deputies observed a handgun and ammunition in plain view in the car,” Hoover said.

A loaded .38-caliber handgun, a loaded 9-mm H&K semi-automatic handgun, ammunition and a small amount of marijuana were found after a search of the vehicle, Hoover said.

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David Barajas

Further investigation revealed the driver and passenger were convicted felons, with one subject having prior violations for possession of a concealed weapon, Hoover said.

Driver David Barajas, 28, and Armando Uribe, 28, a passenger, were booked on charges of being felons in possession of firearms and ammunition and having loaded firearms in a vehicle, Hoover said.

The men were booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail, with bail set at $35,000 each.

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