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Six Suspected Gang Members Arrested After Guns, Drugs Found In Santa Barbara County Park

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies investigating what appeared to be suspicious activity in a county park say they arrested six suspected gang members, after they found two guns, ammunition, and drugs in a park restroom.

The deputies were driving through Rocky Nook Park, in Mission Canyon around 9:30 Monday night when they noticed what appeared to be fresh gang graffiti on a picnic table. As they investigated, in a nearby restroom they found a shoebox containing two pistols, close to 100 rounds of ammunition, and some baggies of cocaine.

Four adults, and two juveniles were arrested for weapons and drugs possession, as well as for some other lesser charges.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.