Gun and drugs in BMW leads to arrest of Fresno man

Fresno Police Department

A Fresno man, identified as Larry Metzler, 43, was arrested Wednesday after police stopped a 2015 BMW at East Terrace and North Blackstone Avenue for traffic violations and found a loaded Ruger handgun, several glass pipes and a small amount of methamphetamine.

Sgt. Doug Goertzen said officers who made the stop discovered that Metzler did not have a valid driver’s license. He was booked into Fresno County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and firearms charges.

A native of Colorado, Jim Guy studied political science, Latin American politics and Spanish literature at Fresno State University, and advanced Spanish grammar in Cuernavaca, Mexico.