WPD: Pair arrested after officers find explosive in suspect car
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Two people have been arrested after they were seen in a suspect vehicle, that had explosive devices in it, from recent drive-by shootings.
The pair, 25-year-old Eri Mendoza and 29-year-old Jessica Valdovinos, were stopped at an apartment complex in the 5400 block of East 21st Street N when officers found an improvised explosive device that looked like a grenade.
Officers also found a firearm, a firearm magazine, and methamphetamine during the stop.
The pair was arrested on drug and firearm charges, as well as criminal use of an explosive device, warrants and driving with a suspended license.
Mendoza had previous felony convictions.
The investigation is ongoing and the cases will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office.
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