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DUI Driver Arrested and Found with Ghost Gun

Solvang, Calif. –  A Solvang man has been arrested for driving under the influence and found in possession of an illegal rifle. On Sunday, April 28, 2024, at approximately 12:40 a.m., a deputy in the Solvang area stopped a vehicle that was missing a front license plate on Mission Drive at Pine Street. The driver, 23-year-old Eduardo Andres Sanchez, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently arrested.

During a search of Sanchez’s vehicle, deputies found a loaded, un-serialized short barreled rifle along with narcotics. Sanchez was booked at the Main Jail for misdemeanor DUI and felonies including; transportation of narcotics for sales, possession of a controlled substance for sales, illegal possession of an assault weapon, manufacturing a short barreled rifle, felon in possession of a firearm, and prohibited person carrying a loaded firearm. He is being held on $250,000 bail.

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