A Santa Maria man was arrested about 8 p.m. Friday after members of the Police Department Special Enforcement Team conducted a narcotics investigation at a motel in the 1600 block of South Broadway, a police spokesman said.
Jesus Tobias, 41, identified by police as a convicted felon, was allegedly found in unlawful possession of a stolen AR-15 rifle, 159 rounds of .223 ammunition, a high-capacity rifle magazine, methamphetamine and a methamphetamine smoking pipe.
The AR-15 was previously reported stolen in San Luis Obispo County, the spokesman said.
Tobias was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a high-capacity magazine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia for smoking a controlled substance.
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