As a felon, possession of ammunition and narcotics is prohibited for Frank Cisneros Jr., 40, of Ceres. But that's precisely what he had when he was stopped Friday evening in the area of Don Pedro and Collins roads for having expired vehicle registration tags.
At 8:23 p.m. Ceres Police Officer Kevin Sakasegawa made a stop on a gold 2002 Saturn and found the driver with a suspended driver's license. Cisneros was arrested and before Sakasegawa prepared to search the vehicle prior to towing it, asked Cisneros if he had anything illegal in it. Cisneros stated there was a pellet gun under the driver's floor mat, a small amount of marijuana in a cup holder, and a little bit of "dope." Cisneros said he had the gun because he used to be part of the Norteno gang in San Jose. Officer Sakasegawa located the gun underneath the driver floor mat. It was a silver and black air soft revolver and it had three live 9mm rounds in the cylinder. Sakasegawa also located a nylon case under the driver's seat containing a meth smoking pipe and two baggies containing nearly 17 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine.
Cisneros had previously been convicted of a felony and is prohibited from possessing ammunition. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled substance, and driving on a suspended license.