COARSEGOLD — A Clovis man and an Oakhurst woman were arrested earlier this week on multiple felony firearms and drug charges, including committing a felony while out on felony bail, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition. The arrest followed a routine traffic stop in Coarsegold by a Madera County Sheriff’s deputy.
On Jan. 2, shortly after 5 p.m., MCSO Deputy Charlie Robertson conducted a traffic stop for a minor traffic violation in the area of Highway 41 and Yosemite Springs Parkway.
During the course of his investigation, Deputy Robertson discovered that the female passenger in Clovis resident Peter Titar’s vehicle, 32-year-old Sarah Musgrove of Oakhurst, was wanted on two felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant, and was on active felony probation out of Madera County.
Based on the terms of her probation, a search of the vehicle was conducted and Deputy Robertson recovered a glass pipe, as well as a duffel bag containing approximately one and a half pounds of processed marijuana.
A safe, determined to be the property of the driver of the vehicle, was also recovered from the trunk.
Following a search of the safe, deputies recovered a loaded firearm, ammunition, Fentanyl patches, OxyContin, and Methadone, in addition to various items of drug sales paraphernalia.
Titar, 44, was determined to be on felony parole, and as such, prohibited from having a firearm in his possession.
He was taken into custody and booked in at the Madera County Department of Corrections without incident for felony charges of committing a felony while out on felony bail, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition, and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale, and transporting marijuana.
Musgrove was booked in at the Madera County Department of Corrections for two felony warrants, one misdemeanor warrant, and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.