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Police: Milpitas Man Accused Of Multiple Felonies After Weapons Cache, Meth Found In His Home

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A narcotics investigation led to the arrest of a Milpitas man last week on multiple drugs and weapons charges, police said.

On Friday, San Jose and Milpitas officers executed a search warrant at the man's home. Police said they recovered 10 rifles, 16 handguns, a shotgun, two silencers and about 21,000 rounds of ammunition. Methamphetamine for sale was also found.

Milpitas Drugs, Weapons Arrest
Weapons seized from a Milpitas man's home while Milpitas and San Jose served a search warrant as part of a narcotics investigation on August 13, 2021. (San Jose Police Department)

The suspect, identified as 66-year-old Thomas Rainwater, was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. He faces charges of suspicion of possession for sales of a controlled substance, selling a controlled substance while armed and possession of a firearm suppressor.

San Jose police said Rainwater is out of custody on bail. It was not immediately known when he would appear in court on the charges.

Thomas Rainwater
Thomas E. Rainwater. (San Jose Police Department)

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 408-947-7867.

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