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Hollywood Man, 22, In Custody In Possession Of Guns, Drugs

SIMI VALLEY ( — Detectives announced the conclusion of their cocaine-sales investigation Friday after taking a 22-year-old Hollywood man into custody earlier this week.

According to the Simi Valley Police Department, Daron Holmes III was arrested Wednesday after fleeing from officers in the area of Yosemite and the 118 Freeway.

Daron Holmes III
(credit: Simi Valley Police Department)

He was found at the scene in possession of a loaded pistol and half an ounce of cocaine, officers said.

Authorities said a search warrant was served at Holmes' residence after his arrest where additional cocaine, firearms and $15,000 was found.

According to detectives, the additional firearms included a pistol, shotgun and a Tec-9 automatic weapon. The total amount of cocaine that was seized from Holmes exceeded 1 ounce.

Holmes was booked at the Ventura County Jail on charges of possession of narcotics for sale, sale of narcotics, possession of drugs with armed and loaded firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in public, possession of an assault weapon, possession of high-capacity magazines, resisting arrest and conspiracy to commit a crime.

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