MONTECITO, Calif. - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Officials make a weapons arrest in the mandatory evacuation zone of Montecito.
It happened early Saturday morning. Deputies say they were assigned to a roving patrol near the evacuation zone when they noticed a car parked on the side of the road near Parma Park.
Inside of the vehicle was Robert Thomas, of Colorado and a strong odor of marijuana, according to deputies. Thomas apparently admitted to transporting marijuana to Arizona from a marijuana growing operation in Oregon.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies said they found over a half-pound of marijuana, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, and two high-capacity magazines.
Thomas was arrested for possession of a loaded and concealed firearm.
He was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $35,000.
More charges for possessing high-capacity magazines are a possibility, that will be determined by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office.