Tracy police arrested two people and seized more than a pound of crystal methamphetamine Wednesday afternoon.
One of the people, Sandon Michael Smith, 28, of Tracy, was arrested on similar charges a month ago and was released on his own recognizance when he was arrested Wednesday. Also arrested was Cleopatra Olivia Garcia, 32, of Tracy.
Sgt. Mark Duxbury, supervisor of the Tracy Police Street Crimes Unit, said Detective Makeba Moore had collected information that enabled police to get a search warrant for the home on the 400 block of Williams Street, where Smith and Garcia live.
Duxbury said there were no signs that the two were making methamphetamine at the house, but police did find 1.2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and about three pounds of red phosphorous, one of the ingredients for the drug. Police also found about $1,500 in cash, a rifle, records of drug transactions and packaging materials.
He added that two young children were also at the house and were released to relatives.
Police noted that the drug found was about 80 percent pure and the two had substances used to dilute the drug before sale on the street. Duxbury said it appeared they would buy the drug in large quantities and prepare it for sale in smaller quantities.
Smith was booked on suspicion of possession of drugs for sale, transportation of illegal drugs and committing a felony while out of jail on his own recognizance. Garcia was booked on suspicion of possession of drugs for sale, possession of a loaded firearm while in possession of drugs, and possession of a methamphetamine precursor.
Smith had been arrested by Tracy police the night of March 6 after a traffic stop at Corral Hollow Road and Cypress Drive. He was booked on suspicion of possession of drugs for sale and transportation of drugs following that arrest.