A convicted felon pleaded not guilty Wednesday to possessing a large cache of methamphetamine for sale.
Carlos Uribe, 63, is charged with one count each of possessing a controlled substance for sale and transporting methamphetamine.
He was arrested on Dec. 12 following a search of his home in the 12300 block of Road Runner Ridge, near Lake Mathews, by Riverside police and Riverside County sheriff’s deputies, who found 32 firearms, including 20 rifles and 12 handguns, along with methamphetamine, according to Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback.
Uribe remains out of custody on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court on March 3 for a felony settlement conference.
Uribe was originally contacted when 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 a home occupied by Jason Earl Glaser, 37, of Riverside, in the 3300 block of Pachappa Hill.
Glaser, a convicted felon, was wanted for alleged probation violations, and when law enforcement officers entered his home, they allegedly discovered a gun, ammunition and meth, Railsback said.
Uribe was at Glaser’s residence, and after officers allegedly found a half-pound of meth in his car, they obtained a search warrant for his home, where they found guns and more meth, police 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,” Railsback said at the time.
Glaser pleaded not guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Glaser made $60,000 bail but failed to appear for his scheduled felony settlement conference on Dec. 27 and a warrant remains out for his arrest, court records show.
Uribe was originally arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession a firearm, but court records show he is not facing weapons charges at the moment.
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