Bloods gang member arrested after traffic stop leads to gun, drug bust

Khamprasong Thammavong, 33, faces multiple felony charges.

FRESNO, CA — A documented gang member is back in jail after a traffic stop led to firearms, tactical gear and drugs being found in his house.

Police in Fresno, California made the discovery after pulling over Khamprasong Thammavong, 33, for a minor traffic violation. The officer quickly called for backup after learning that Thammavong was a documented member of the Laos Bloods and was out of jail on probation.

The search of Khamprasong Thammavong’s home ultimately revealed a semi-automatic rifle and a semi-automatic handgun. Fresno Police Department photo.
The search of Khamprasong Thammavong’s home ultimately revealed a semi-automatic rifle and a semi-automatic handgun. Fresno Police Department photo.

Officers then went to the address of his home, saying it was open to search and seizure, and found a semi-automatic rifle and a semi-automatic handgun. Neither of the firearms were registered to Thammavong.

Additionally, police recovered tactical gear, a marijuana grow operation consisting of 38 plants and narcotics paraphernalia.

Thammavong now faces multiple felony charges. He’s being held in the Fresno County Jail.

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