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Deputies Nab Wanted Man With Drugs, Guns, Ammo

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San Andreas, CA – A local man already wanted on several warrants faces fresh drug and firearms charges following his arrest near Pardee Dam, say sheriff’s officials.

According to Calaveras County Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Greg Starke, around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, deputies initiated a traffic stop in Valley Springs on Pardee Dam Road near Campo Seco Road. Contacting the driver, 35-year-old Daniel Mantz who resides in Valley Springs, they discovered he had six warrants out on him out of Sacramento and Calaveras counties.

A vehicle search turned up a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun, .22 and .40 caliber ammunition along with over 100 syringes, and a clear plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine.

While the investigation is ongoing, Mantz currently faces additional charges of being a felon possession of firearms and ammo and possession of unlawful paraphernalia and burglary tools. He was given a $35,000 bail.