Crime

Porterville gang members arrested on drug charges

Two gang members were arrested Tuesday in Porterville and charged with illegal firearm and drug possession after police went to North Waukesha Street for a report of an argument.

Julio Ramirez, 28, and a 15-year-old boy were arrested, along with several other gang members who were detained after fleeing to a nearby shed.

In the shed, police discovered two loaded handguns, 29 grams of processed marijuana, 3 grams of cocaine and other drug paraphernalia.

Ramirez was booked into the Tulare County Jail with bail set at $250,000. The juvenile suspect was booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility, where he is being held without bail.

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