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Santa Monica Police Seize Guns, Drugs and Money

William James Radford arrested for array of offenses

Santa Monica police recently recovered a Glock handgun, nearly $300,000 in cash and fentanyl, among other paraphernalia, in a recent arrest.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on October 1, the Department’s Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant in Los Angeles related to a narcotics sales investigation that originated in Santa Monica.

During the execution of the search warrant, detectives seized fentanyl, heroin, prescription pills, approximately $296,000 in US currency, a stolen Glock handgun, a shotgun, ammunition, numerous United States Passports, various identification cards and driver’s licenses belonging to other persons, according to the SMPD

Due to the evidence recovered and information gathered, detectives arrested the primary person of the investigation. The suspect is identified as William James Radford from Los Angeles.

Radford has been booked for 11351 – H&S Possession of Narcotics for Sales; 11370.1 H&S -Possession of a Narcotics with a Loaded Firearm; 29800(A)(1) PC – Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm; and 496 PC – Receiving Stolen Property. Detectives will be presenting the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration, police say.

Anyone with information related to narcotic activity in the City of Santa Monica is encouraged to call the anonymous Narcotics Tip Line at (310) 458-2292; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.

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