Berkeley Police arrest 2 felons with heroin, handguns

Alameda County district attorney’s office seal, via Facebook.
Alameda County district attorney’s office seal, via Facebook.

Earlier this month, Berkeley Police detectives arrested two felons in Oakland and confiscated drugs, packaging materials and loaded handguns, according to court documents obtained by Berkeleyside this week.

On Oct. 1, police served a search warrant at the home of Cynthia Simmons and Kevin Franklin in the 1100 block of 34th Street in West Oakland.

Police said they recovered suspected heroin packaged for sale, two loaded handguns — a Colt .32 revolver and a Glock pistol — and packaging materials at the residence.

Police said Simmons and Franklin are both convicted felons on county probation, which allows them to be searched. According to court records, they have prior convictions — between the two of them — for forgery, fraud, petty theft with a prior, assault with a deadly weapon, residential robbery, and burglary, as well as the possession and sale of, or the offer to sell, a controlled substance.


The Alameda County district attorney’s office charged the pair with five felonies: possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance with a firearm; possession of a firearm by a felon (two counts); possession of ammunition by a prohibited person.

They are no longer in custody and were scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning for an attorney and plea hearing.

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