Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Deputies conducted a traffic enforcement stop that has resulted in the seizure of 92 firearms and over 90 grams of methamphetamine. At approximately 12:43 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020, deputies in the Isla Vista area saw a Dodge Charger Hellcat peel out in front of pedestrians near Camino Del Sur. Deputies conducted a traffic enforcement stop of the vehicle in the area of Los Carneros and Hollister.

During that stop, deputies contacted 36-year-old Kyle Dodge of Goleta. A search of Dodge’s vehicle revealed over 90 grams of methamphetamine and 22 firearms, 12 of which were loaded. Dodge was arrested and booked at the Main Jail for possession of a controlled substance while armed (felony), possession of a silencer (felony), possession of an assault weapon (felony), carrying a loaded firearm in public (felony), possession of a high capacity magazine (felony), manufacturing a short barrel rifle (felony), transportation of a controlled substance for sales (felony), and exhibition of speed (misdemeanor). Dodge is being held on $500,000 bail.

The case was then forwarded to Sheriff’s detectives who conducted a follow-up investigation including authoring a warrant for Dodge’s residence. Detectives served the warrant on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at an address on Vega Drive in Goleta. As a result of the search, they seized 70 additional firearms and approximately 50 containers of ammunition and magazines. This investigation remains ongoing.


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ChemicalSuperFreak Dec 07, 2020 06:29 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

Right, because the 2nd Amendment states: "Over 90 grams of Meth, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and use over 90 grams of Meth, shall not be infringed."

ChemicalSuperFreak Dec 08, 2020 12:56 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

RHS: I respectfully disagree. 90 grams of meth are absolutely a threat to public health and safety. For you to suggest otherwise is extremely naïve and irresponsible. Have you ever known anyone addicted to meth? I have, and they're insane. The lack of sleep and constant stimulation of neurotransmitter release in the brain actually makes these people psychotic and incredibly violent. In my experience, a meth fueled human is far more of a threat than a loaded firearm.

Kayaked Dec 11, 2020 10:59 AM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

To Chemicalsuperfreak.
It's naive and irresponsible to put information out into the world that is not correct. Unless it's your intent, that kind of hype can harm others and deviate from the real issues.

Alexblue Dec 11, 2020 11:17 AM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

Superfreak, you're a scientist s you should be able to apply a more rigorous line of thinking in these conversations. RHS didn't say the 90 grams of meth was not a threat to public health, RHS said that the 22 firearms he was likely illegally selling was a greater threat. And, more of a threat than a loaded forearm? Well, duh. Context, Super, context. A loaded firearm in a vault at the bottom of the sea is a threat to no one. Twenty two weapons being sold likely illegally, by a drug dealer, likely to others who are in the game slinging meth, or looking to otherwise use those weapons illegally is probably more of a threat than drugs.

Basicinfo805 Dec 07, 2020 06:40 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

Anyone think this guy isn't total f-up right now? And he needed to be arrested as soon as possible? And...oh, but wait. What if there weren't officers out patrolling? Cut the officers' funding so we could have more social workers instead? And then he keeps rolling around selling drugs and making money, never getting caught because there's NO ONE OUT THERE THAT HAS THE TRAINING AND ABILITY TO HANDLE THAT JOB. Hmm...

Sail380 Dec 10, 2020 12:55 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

How many wrenches does your mechanic have? When people realize there a tool and the real problem is mostly mental health issues. When guns are gone it will be knives, cars, buses or trucks. Oh wait that’s already happening in Europe where guns are outlawed!!!

a-1607646886 Dec 10, 2020 04:34 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

Europe, where the death toll is much smaller. If you think firearms are illegal there, you are badly misinformed. However, they are regulated in a sane fashion, as opposed to the idiocy allowed here.

ChillinGrillin Dec 07, 2020 07:45 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

If the Sheriffs caught this much at a traffic stop imagine how much they would get with solid police work using informants, undercover stings, and surveillance. Keep pulling people over SBSO, you’ll get to that level someday

a-1607401810 Dec 07, 2020 08:30 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

Oh, whaddya know, Kyle is cited in the article. And the owner wants to pass off the the 2006 issues on an employee -- who happened to be a county probation officer at the time. But surprise, there were some record-keeping and inventory issues. Whew, stinky all around.

a-1607402074 Dec 07, 2020 08:34 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

If he hadn't given in to his silly machismo and not peeled out, he would've gotten away with whatever for another few days, weeks or years. HA ha! (Nelson laugh) Really glad he got busted. Thanks, Sheriff's dept.

SBgal74 Dec 08, 2020 08:24 AM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

Looks like Meth wasn’t the only thing this dirtbag was selling. Don’t anyone take away our guns though...This is Merica and our precious 2nd Amendment must be protected at all costs. Eye roll.

oops Dec 08, 2020 11:13 AM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

I wonder if the meth maybe his bigger issue. Would not be surprised if many of the items he had in his possession were legal- "grandfathered in" so to speak. Just cuz they charged him doesn't mean it will all stick....

PitMix Dec 08, 2020 02:17 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

Our own little mass shooting event in the making. I wonder how many people like this are out there and are one incident away from changing this community forever. Our brains have invented these tools but can't figure out how to keep us safe from them. DNA about 98% the same as a chimpanzee sounds about right, no disrespect meant to the chimpanzees.

Sail380 Dec 10, 2020 12:47 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

One incident away? I guess the other mass murders we’ve had don’t count. Is that because in only one, they used guns on most of the the victims? You should spend some time educating yourself at a gun range some time. There usually one of the friendliest places around. This is a criminal and 99.9% of gun owners do not tolerate this type of behavior.

sacjon Dec 10, 2020 12:58 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

SAIL380 - "Only one" gun related mass murder? WTH are you talking about? "99.9% of gun owners do not tolerate this type of behavior." What behavior? Hoarding guns and ammo? That's almost exactly what most gun enthusiasts do. Or are you talking about possessing meth? I have a feeling .1% of gun owners would also tolerate meth.

Are you laughing while you type? I don't know many that would be able to type such bold faced lies with a straight face.

Santabarbaratribe Dec 08, 2020 05:06 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

My cousin is the one that pulled him over and arrested him he’s got 90 counts of Felonise and my cousin let them off the DUI for being under the influence but that’s it that’s all I can say he could be in prison the three years and on

BRD Dec 20, 2020 12:59 PM
Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

They let him go then searched his house again and found more guns and meth then stopped his car again and found more and then let him go again https://keyt.com/news/crime/2020/12/19/man-arrested-for-illegal-drugs-firearms-in-isla-vista/

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