Two Arrested, 28 Guns and Drugs Seized in Police Search


ENCINITAS, CA — A 25-year-old man called police saying he found multiple people dead in his Encinitas apartment. No one was killed at the residence, however police arrested two people and seized weapons and drugs because of the call, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said today.

Around 11 a.m. m. on January 9, officers went to the apartment where 25-year-old Ryan Lander lived to conduct a wellness check. No people were found dead, but law enforcement found multiple illegal firearms on display, according to the department.

A search warrant was issued for Lander’s apartment and detectives seized 28 firearms, four firearm suppressors, metal knuckles, bulletproof vests, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to authorities.

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Several of the firearms violated state and federal firearms laws, police said.

Landers was booked into the Vista Detention Center for being under the influence of a narcotic while in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm silencer, according to authorities.

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As the investigation progressed, detectives discovered the firearms were owned by Lander’s roommate, 32-year-old Luc Suter, according to the department.

On Thursday, Suter was arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Center for possession of methamphetamine, narcotics addict in possession of a firearm, possession of illegal firearms, possession of a firearm suppressor and possession of a prohibited weapon

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 858-565-5200.

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