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$1.2 million in cash, drugs and gun seized after Crime Stoppers tip

San Diego Police Department served a search warrant on a home located just feet from Monroe Clark Middle School.
Credit: San Diego Police Department

SAN DIEGO — San Diego's Police Department has seized $1.2 million in cash, a handgun, ammunition and over three pounds of cannabis products from a home in City Heights. 

An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip submitted led investigators with SDPD's Narcotics Unit and officers from Mid-City division to the 3100 block of 44th Street, just feet from Monroe Clark Middle School. 

Detectives conducted surveillance of the property, which led to a court-issued search warrant. After serving that warrant, authorities reported in a press release that they located a loaded 9mm handgun, ammunition, more than $1.2 million in cash, and pounds of cannabis products.

Joshua Santivanez, 31, was arrested for narcotics and weapon-related offenses, according to the San Diego Police Department.

It is illegal to sell marijuana within 600 feet of a school campus.

Crime Stoppers is a way for community members to anonymously submit tips or leads to law enforcement. If you have information about a crime problem and would like to remain anonymous, authorities are asking you to please call or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-580-TIPS (8477).

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