Deputies find firearms and illegal drugs after traffic stop in Pinon Hills


A traffic stop in Pinon Hills led to a search warrant at a residence where sheriff’s deputies discovered firearms and illegal drugs.

The Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station reported that at 2:41 a.m. Sunday, Deputy J. Mora stopped a 1995 Chevrolet truck for a vehicle code violation near Green and Sage roads.

Deputy Mora contacted the driver of the vehicle, identified as Robert Theodore Dobbins, 45, of Hesperia, and noticed he was showing signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

The deputy also detected the smell of alcohol and marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Deputy Mora searched the vehicle and found a loaded firearm and methamphetamine under the driver’s seat of the vehicle, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputy Mora drafted a search warrant for Dobbins’ residence in the 15300 block of Kern Avenue in Hesperia.

At the residence, deputies located 39 firearms, ammunition, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Additionally, a spent grenade was located at the residence and turned over to the San Bernardino County Bomb/Arson Division for destruction.

Dobbins was arrested and taken to the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto. His bail is set at $50,000.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked by the Sheriff’s Department to contact Deputy J. Mora at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-552-6800.

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