Guns, drugs, cash seized from felon's home
Marcelino Aguirre charged with unlawful possession of body armor, firearms
A convicted felon was arrested last Friday in Caldwell County after authorities seized dozens of weapons, ammo, drugs and cash from his home near San Marcos.
Caldwell County deputies say 39-year-old Marcelino Aguirre was taken into custody after a visit by detectives and Child Protective Services.
CPS officials concerned about the welfare of a child visited Aguirre's home accompanied by detectives.
Authorities said Aguirre reached for a rifle during the visit and was placed under arrest.
Deputies then obtained a warrant to search the home and found methamphetamine, marijuana, $45,000, 31 handguns, 25 long guns, an AK47 rifle, two Russian SKS rifles, eight bullet proof vests and a large amount of ammunition. Six vehicles were also seized from the location, a release stated.
Aguirre was charged with unlawful possession of metal or body armor by a felon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a controlled substance penalty, the release stated.
Detectives said Aguirre was the subject of a long term investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement for a period of time.
During interviews with detectives, Aguirre stated he was at one time a Mexican Federal Police Officer.
Deputies said the investigation was ongoing and may lead to further recovery of illegal weapons, narcotics, and further arrests.
Copyright 2012 by KSAT.com All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.