Teenage gang member arrested for loaded weapon, drug possession in Coachella

(Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.)

Police arrested a 17-year-old on Thursday during a weapons-related search warrant at a Coachella home after they say he was was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and narcotics.

Police arrived at the Nelson Street home about 10:30 am, according to a news release by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Officers seized a loaded .22 caliber revolver, ammunition, methamphetamine, and heroin during the search.

The juvenile was charged with being a minor in possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm while in possession of narcotics, and possession of narcotics for sale.

He was booked at Juvenile Hall in Indio.