(El Centro SWAT team called out)…El Centro Police Detectives and SWAT were serving a warrant at 1:22 Thursday afternoon.
The search warrant was being served at 202 West 14th Street in Imperial, with the assistance of the Imperial Valley Border Enforcement and Security Task Force. Detectives had information that 21-year-old Damian Johnson was at the residence. Johnson was reportedly involved in the sale of firearms and marijuana to residents in El Centro. SWAT officers surrounded the house and requested occupants in the house to come out with their hands in the air. Johnson was home, and he complied with the command. He was detained without incident. A search of the house resulted in the discovery of an assault style handgun, a shotgun, ammunition, marijuana and US currency. Police say additional information indicated Johnson was involved in selling firearms to known criminals. Johnson was booked into County Jail, charged with being in possession of an assault weapon, attempting to sell a weapon to a minor and attempting to sell a weapon without a license.