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Murrieta Police Find Rocket Launcher While Executing Search Warrant

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MURRIETA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Friday said they’ve uncovered a shoulder-fired rocket launcher and a three-foot military projectile while executing a narcotics-related search warrant in the city of Murrieta.

The warrant was initially served about 1 p.m. Thursday in the 24000 block of Troyes Lane, Murrieta police said in a department statement.

Police said detectives were then led to a nearby storage facility where they recovered the military equipment.

A subsequent evaluation of the devices revealed that the launcher was unloaded and the projectile was an inert training round, according to police.

Following the search, three people were arrested and booked into the Southwest Detention Center.

They were identified by police as Ekaterina Lanas, Jonathan Hamilton, and Melissa Johns.

Both Hamilton and Johns were booked on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lanas was booked on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a destructive device.

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