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Santa Monica Police Seize Narcotics, Guns and Cash in Drug Bust

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By Lookout Staff

October 2, 2020 -- Santa Monica police seized a cache of narcotics, two guns and nearly $300,000 in cash during a drug bust in Los Angeles on Thursday, according to police.

William James Radford Los Angeles was arrested after the Santa Monica Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit recovered the evidence during the execution of a search warrant.

Evidence seized in drug bust
Evidence seized in drug bust (Images courtesy SMPD)

Detectives seized fentanyl, heroin, prescription pills and approximately $296,000 in U.S. currency, said Capt. Saul Rodriguez.

They also seized "a stolen Glock handgun, a shotgun, ammunition, numerous United States Passports, various identification cards and driver’s licenses belonging to other persons," Rodriguez said.

William James Radford

"Due to the evidence recovered and information gathered, detectives arrested the primary person of the investigation," he said.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation originating in the beach city, police said.

Radford was booked for possession of narcotics for sale and possession of narcotics with a loaded firearm.

He also was booked for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and for receiving stolen property, police said.

Detectives will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.

Anyone with information related to narcotic activity in the City of Santa Monica should call the anonymous Narcotics Tip Line at (310) 458-2292 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.

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