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Two men arrested during traffic stop

Two men were arrested for possession of drugs and firearms during a traffic stop in Santa Maria on Friday afternoon.

At about 2 p.m., Santa Maria Police, with the help of a California Highway Patrol unit, found parolee Michael Casias, 29, inside a vehicle with three others in the 1200 block of West Cook Street. A high-risk traffic stop was conducted, and Casias was taken into custody without incident, officials said. 

Casias was arrested for felony parole violation, possession of drugs for transportation and sale, and possession of a loaded firearm. 

Ivan Peralta, 21, was cited and ticketed for drug-related charges.

Two females in the vehicle were released from the scene without charges, police said.

Santa Maria Police Department, Contributed photo

Two men were arrested for possession of drugs and firearms during a traffic stop in Santa Maria on Friday afternoon.

At about 2 p.m., Santa Maria Police, with the help of a California Highway Patrol unit, found parolee Michael Casias, 29, inside a vehicle with three others in the 1200 block of West Cook Street. A high-risk traffic stop was conducted, and Casias was taken into custody without incident, officials said. 

Casias was arrested for felony parole violation, possession of drugs for transportation and sale, and possession of a loaded firearm. 

Ivan Peralta, 21, was cited and ticketed for drug-related charges.

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Two females in the vehicle were released from the scene without charges, police said.

Gina Kim covers crime and courts for Santa Maria Times. Follow her on Twitter @gina_k210

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