Drugs, weapons found after arrest of Oakland man by Berkeley police

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An Oakland man was arrested by Berkeley Police Department officers in his home after a search warrant and a probation search were issued against him.

Berkeley Police Department arrested Jamar McClain, 31, in his Oakland home on Feb. 1, Berkeleyside is reporting. McClain was allegedly found with drugs and weapons, among other items. He has since been charged with multiple felonies.

Berkeley police officers allegedly found McClain with 40 ecstasy/methamphetamine pills, a stolen and loaded .40 handgun, a loaded Mac-11 assault pistol, altered credit cards with five of them in his name, $2,319 and marijuana packaged for sale, according to the article. The handgun had been reported stolen back in December of 2011.

The Alameda County’s District Attorney’s Office has subsequently charged McClain with six felonies. Some of the charges levied against McClain include possession of marijuana for sale, possessing a controlled substance while armed and possessing altered credit cards, according to the Alameda County’s criminal docket finder.

McClain has previously been convicted of various other crimes in previous years. In 2000, McClain was first convicted in Alameda County for felony possession of cocaine, according to court documents. Years later in March of 2011, McClain was convicted of two felony second-degree commercial burglary charges, one of which was in Alameda County while the other took place in Contra Costa County.

McClain is currently remaining in police custody and is being held at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. His bail has been set at $335,000, and he has a court date that is set for Feb. 15 at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse.

Andy Nguyen is the lead crime reporter. Contact him at [email protected].