Two men under the influence of methamphetamine were arrested last week after guns, drugs and several hundred rounds of ammunition were found inside an RV.
On Friday, Dec. around 3:30 pm, an officer in the area of Gemini Avenue and Jackson Street spotted a barbecue and trash strewn across the ground near an RV. Our officer went over to the RV and knocked on the door, asking two men inside, identified as 46-year-old transient Neil Young and 42-year-old San Jose resident David Dubois, to come out so he could let them know that they needed to remove the trash and debris from the area.
In speaking with the men, our officer believed both to be under the influence of methamphetamine and Young admitted to have several guns inside the RV. Our officer was given consent to go in and retrieve the weapons, one of which was an AR-15 with two loaded magazine rounds next to it. That gun also had some modifications made to it that would make the gun illegal to own in California. Near the gun, our officer found a methamphetamine pipe as well as methamphetamine. A .22 caliber rifle was also found inside the EV, along with several rounds of ammunition and a large quantity of marijuana.
In a Honda also belonging to Young, which was parked behind the RV, our officer found additional drug paraphernalia. While our officers spoke with him, Young admitted he had two other guns, a 20-gauge shotgun and another .22 caliber rifle, at a friend’s home in Campbell. Those guns were retrieved by an officer and placed into evidence.
Young was subsequently arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, a drug addict in possession of firearms, possession of an assault rifle, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. Dubois was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, being a felon with ammunition, being a felon with firearms, possession of an assault rifle, being a drug addict in possession of firearms and two warrants he had out for his arrest.
“This was great police work by our officers,” said Lt. Saul Jaeger. “They work every day to keep our community safe, and this is a prime example of the results of their efforts.”