Two convicted felons suspected of being armed with handguns and rifles, as well as methamphetamine, in Riverside and a neighboring location were behind bars Friday.

James Earl Glaser, 37, of Riverside and Carlos Uribe, 63, of Lake Mathews were arrested Thursday following searches at their respective residences by Riverside police and Riverside County sheriff’s deputies.

Each suspect was booked on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a felon in possession of controlled substances. Uribe was additionally booked for alleged distribution of drugs for sale.

According to Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback, members of the western county region’s Post-Release Accountability & Compliance Team, which verifies that probationers and parolees are abiding by the terms of their sentences or exits from the penal system, first served a search warrant at Glaser’s residence in the 3300 block of Pachappa Hill.

Railsback said the convicted felon was wanted for alleged probation violations, and when law enforcement officers entered his home, they allegedly discovered a gun, ammunition and meth. Glaser was taken into custody without a struggle and locked up at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside, where he’s being held in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Uribe was at Glaser’s place, and after officers allegedly found a half-pound of meth in his car, they obtained a search warrant for his residence in the 12300 block of Road Runner Ridge, near Lake Mathews, according to Raildback.

“PACT members found and seized 32 firearms, including 20 rifles and 12 handguns,” he said. “The types of weapons recovered included AR-15’s, an AK-47, Mini 14, M1 carbine, several shotguns and a few scoped rifles. Additional suspected methamphetamine and thousands of rounds of ammunition were also found.”

Uribe was arrested without incident and booked into the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, where he’s being held on $50,000 bail.

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