SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Maria police arrested a man after their Special Enforcement Team conducted a narcotics investigation at a motel on Friday.
The incident occurred around 8 p.m. at the motel on the 1600 block of S. Broadway.
During the investigation, officers contacted 41-year-old Jesus Tobias, a convicted felon. Tobias was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, a stolen AR-15 rifle, 159 rounds of .223 ammunition, a high capacity rifle magazine and a methamphetamine smoking pipe.
Police discovered the AR-15 rifle was previously reported stolen out of San Luis Obispo County.
Tobias was arrested at the scene and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail.