Two men arrested for firearms violations

John Lopez (left), Richard Torres (right)
John Lopez (left), Richard Torres (right)(Clay County Jail)
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 3:58 PM CDT
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Two men are in jail after ammunition and firearms were recovered in a Moorhead home.

On Thursday, May 19, the Red River Valley SWAT Team executed a search warrant in a home in the 900 block of 7th Ave. N. for the distribution of illegal narcotics and firearms possession. Moorhead Police say 35-year-old Richard Torres and 24-year-old John Lopez, both of Moorhead, face felony firearms violations.

Police also say Torres was taken into custody earlier in the day during a traffic stop and had a stolen firearm. The narcotics investigation is ongoing.

Moorhead Police say Thursday’s situation is the first in Moorhead since mutual aid has been re-established with North Dakota partners, adding: “It displayed the importance of being able to work together and share resources to provide the highest level of service and safety for our community.

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