Police arrest 5, report seizing marijuana, guns in Pasadena raid

September 23, 1999|By Rachel D. Mansour | Rachel D. Mansour,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Marijuana, firearms, bulletproof vests and suspected laughing gas were seized in a raid Tuesday night at a Pasadena home, police said, as they executed a search warrant and arrested five young people.

The raid at the rented home in the 700 block of 201st St. resulted from an investigation sparked by community complaints, police said yesterday in announcing the arrests.

Officers reported seizing 74.2 grams of marijuana, four marijuana plants, two handguns, two assault rifles, a shotgun, two bulletproof vests, about $1,400 in cash and several pieces of drug paraphernalia.

The raiding party also found 10 cylinders of what they believed to be compressed nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, said Officer Charles Ravenell, a police spokesman.

Those arrested included three people said by police to have rented the house: Richard Steven Filer, 22, his brother, John Lambert Filer, 24, and Tina Marie Willis, 22. All were charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute nitrous oxide and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Ravenell said.

Also arrested were Brandy D. Qualls, 18, of the 800 block of 207th St. and Robert Charles Davis, 25, of the 8400 block of Isles Drive. Both were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Ravenell said.

Three dogs and a cat in the house were turned over to the county animal shelter until they can be claimed by their owners.

Pub Date: 9/23/99

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