Police seized a cache of handguns and rifles from a tent on a grassy hill near Interstate 5 following an investigation earlier this month by East Precinct officers and Narcotics Unit detectives.
Police had received information that several dealers were selling methamphetamine and heroin out of a tent 50 yards from Dearborn Avenue underneath I-5.
The large tent, covered by a canopy of tarps, was reportedly set up with a reception area for buyers to put in their orders and had its own security guards. Police also learned the dealers inside were in possession of firearms, and that there had recently been disputes in the area between several armed groups.
Late Thursday morning, SPD SWAT officers and Narcotics Unit detectives served a warrant at the tent. While no one was in the tent when officers searched it, police did find a revolver, two air pistols, three rifles, ammunition and four long knives and swords.
Police seized the firearms and continue to investigate the case.