Deputies Seize 92 Firearms and 90 Grams of Methamphetamine

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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  1. 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.”

  2. 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…

  3. 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

  4. 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….

  5. 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.

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