Seven people have been arrested after a series of search warrants were served at several across San Diego's North County as part of a month-long investigation, San Diego Sheriff's Department Spokesman Ryan Keim confirmed to NBC 7.
The search warrants were served at five locations across the North County Thursday morning in conjunction with Sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail, Sheriff's Special Investigation Units, North County Gang Task Force members, County Probation and Oceanside, Carlsbad and Escondido Police, Keim said. SWAT teams from various agencies also assisted.
The morning raids were part of a month-long investigation into allegations of individuals possessing illegal firearms, Sheriff's officials said.
During the raids, authorities located and seized more than ten AR-15 rifles, some of which were fully automatic, one MAC-10, an abundance of handguns, firearm suppressors, high capacity magazines, and explosives.
Additionally, authorities seized honey oil lab, indoor marijuana grow, three quarters of a pound of methamphetamine, steroids and thousands of rounds of ammunition of various calibers.
One woman and six men were arrested for outstanding warrants, child endangerment and a multitude of firearm and drug-related charges. One individual appeared to have connections to criminal street gangs in Northern California.
No one was injured.