YAKIMA — Bail has been set at $50,000 for a 42-year-old man who was arrested during a drug bust Wednesday in Yakima that yielded two military-style rifles.
The raid was conducted by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration task force and took place at a residence in the 100 block of North 10th Street, near the Yakima Target store.
According to an arrest affidavit, agents said they seized 1 ounce of methamphetamine, digital scales and two rifles that were described in the affidavit as “AK-47 style,” a term that police frequently use generically to describe high-powered military-style semiautomatic rifles.
Both rifles were loaded with “high-capacity magazines,” although the affidavit was not more specific. Agents also found a bulletproof vest.
The suspect has three felony convictions, the affidavit said. His name is being withheld by the Yakima Herald-Republic because he hasn’t been formally charged yet.