A search for car thieves took Pasco police to a Motel 6 where they found weapons and drugs in the room of convicted felons with outstanding warrants.

The thieves broke into the vehicle of a government worker and when police tracked them down they found a pistol and a Mac-11 sub-machine gun in the room along with drugs and drug paraphernalia. 

One of the men is a documented gang member.

Most of the stolen property was returned. Police did not say what the machine gun was for.