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Gang Task Force arrests one man and seizes multiple firearms and weapons in Coachella home

firearms and weapons seized in Coachella

Update: Benny Herrera released on $50,000 bail.

On Friday, August 14, the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force arrested and seized multiple firearms and weapons in a Coachella home.

At 3:40 p.m. the Gang Task Force checked in on a convicted felon living on Paseo Madrid near Van Buren Street and Avenue 50 in Coachella.

They found multiple firearms and weapons at the home including an AR-15 Rifle, Tommy Gun Machine Gun, .38 Special Semi-Auto Handgun, two .22 Caliber Rifles, Multiple Rounds of Ammunition, a Switch Blade Knife, and Brass Knuckles. 

Gang Task Force arrested 24-year-old convicted felon Benny Herrera.

Herrera was charged with being a Felon in Possession of Firearms, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Switch Blade Knife, Possession of Brass Knuckles, and Violation of Probation.

He is now booked at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

The Gang Task Force Tipline is: 951-922-7601.

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