A report of loud music in the 2100 block of Venus Drive last week ended with the arrest of an ex-felon who was illegally in possession of a shotgun, ammunition and drugs.
Officer Christian Izquierdo investigated the noise complaint at 10:39 p.m. on Friday evening and found two men sitting in a vehicle parked in a driveway. Corey Chappell, 33, of Ceres, told the officer they were installing a car stereo. As he stood by the car, Officer Izquierdo could see a hypodermic syringe in the door panel loaded with a black liquid. When asked if there were any weapons in the car Chappell said there was a shotgun in the back seat.
Officer Izquierdo recovered a single barrel .410 shotgun. Three live shotgun shells were found in Chappell’s front pocket. Additionally, a small amount of suspected methamphetamine was located in Corey’s pocket. Chappell was found to be a felon, which prohibits him from possessing firearms or ammunition.
He was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.