A reputed gang member was arrested Monday on suspicion of drug sales after police found several baggies of methamphetamine and digital scales inside his bedroom, officials said.
Paul Escoto, 46, who claimed to belong to a Northeast Los Angeles gang, was taken into custody about 2:16 p.m. in the 3400 block of Emerald Isle Drive in connection with transporting and possessing methamphetamine for sale, according to Glendale police.
Officers conducting a burglary surveillance operation stopped Escoto after witnessing several traffic violations, police said.
He told them he was borrowing his mother's car and had a box containing methamphetamine inside, police said.
After finding the meth, Escoto allowed officers to search a room inside his parents' home on Kirkham Drive, but he said he didn't want them to be disturbed, according to police.