A documented gang member arrested during the execution of a pair of search warrants near Sky Valley that yielded a cache of guns, various drugs and more than $150,000 in cash pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges.

Robert Lorenzo Lee Ramos, 24, was taken custody Feb. 3, along with Tylor Britten Murray, 26, during a law enforcement operation that targeted homes in the 19000 block of Ford Avenue and the 18000 block of Ford Avenue.

Ramos was arraigned before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Burke Strunsky, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for May 11 at the Larson Justice Center in Indio.

Ramos’ co-defendant previously pleaded not guilty in the case. Both men are residents of Desert Hot Springs.

Ramos remains in custody without bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, while Murray previously posted $2 million bond.

Ramos is charged with a dozen felonies, including four counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, three counts of possessing a controlled substance for sale and possession of an assault weapon.

Murray is charged with 13 felony counts, including four counts each of possessing a firearm despite being prohibited due to a prior firearm-related misdemeanor conviction and possessing a silencer, along with three counts of willful child cruelty and sentence-enhancing allegations of allegedly committing the crimes while on bail in several separate cases.

During the searches, sheriff’s deputies discovered 46 firearms that did not belong to the suspects, “including multiple firearms that had altered serial numbers or were illegally manufactured and absent of serial numbers,” according to sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Heredia. Some of the weapons were previously reported stolen, he said.

Deputies also seized more than two ounces of methamphetamine, about an ounce of cocaine, several grams of psychedelic mushrooms and “several thousand miscellaneous pills,” Heredia said.

Murray, who does not have any documented felony convictions in Riverside County, has two unresolved felony cases involving various charges, including vehicle theft, possessing controlled substances while armed and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.

Ramos has a previous felony conviction for assault with a gun.

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