$1.2 million in cash, drugs and firearms seized after Crime Stoppers tip

The San Diego Police Department issued a search warrant at a home a few yards from Monroe Clark Middle School.

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Police Department seized $1.2 million in cash, a handgun, ammunition and more than three pounds of cannabis products from a City Heights home.

An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip-off led investigators from the SDPD Narcotics Unit and Mid-City Division officers to the 3100 block of 44th Street, just yards from Monroe Clark Middle School.

Detectives monitored the property, which led to a court-issued search warrant. After serving that warrant, authorities reported in a news release that they found a loaded 9mm handgun, ammunition, more than $1.2 million in cash and pounds of herbal products. cannabis.

Joshua Santivanez, 31, was arrested for narcotics and weapons offenses, according to the San Diego Police Department.

It is illegal to sell marijuana within 600 feet of a school campus.

Crime Stoppers is a way for community members to anonymously submit tips or leads to law enforcement. If you have information about a crime problem and wish to remain anonymous, authorities ask that you please call or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-580-TIPS (8477).

Mark M. Gagnon