One man and a 17-year-old were arrested in Visalia on weapons, drug and gang-related offenses on Feb. 13, Visalia police said.
Joseph Contreras, 21, and the teenager, who was not named, were arrested around 10 p.m., after they allegedly threw loaded handguns over a wall and attempted to flee officers who approached them near Murray Avenue and Willis Street in Visalia.
They were taken into custody after a short pursuit by police.
Cocaine packaged for sale was found with Contreras, and both suspects are Norteño gang members from Orosi, Visalia police said.
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Contreras was booked into the Tulare County Jail on suspicion of numerous weapons, drugs and gang-related charges.