One arrested after deputies discover large weapons cache and drugs

One arrested after deputies discover large weapons cache and drugs

ROSAMOND —Sheriff’s deputies serving a search warrant on Friday, found a lot more than even they expected.

According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, deputies assigned to the Rosamond substation served a search warrant in the 2000 block of Poplar Street in Rosamond on Jan. 10. The warrant was obtained after authorities gathered evidence of suspected illegal drug activity. Upon entering the home, deputies located two 14-year-old female juveniles and 49-year-old Robert Smith, all of Rosamond. Both juveniles and Smith displayed signs of recent drug use, the sheriff’s department said.

A further search of the residence revealed 10 grams of methamphetamine, scales, packaging, ammunition, a billy club, multiple firearms — one of which was stolen — and a grenade within a small cylinder cardboard container on top of the dresser in a bedroom.

A "pineapple" style grenade was found in the house.

A “pineapple” style grenade was found in the house.

The bomb squad was called into action, taking custody of the grenade device, which later was described to be an old military, pineapple-style grenade that was still active.

The juveniles were released to their parents, while Smith was transported to the Kern County Jail and booked on two charges of providing minors with methamphetamine, 20 counts of providing minors with marijuana, possession of an explosive device, possession for sales of methamphetamine, possession of meth for sales while armed, two counts of possession of a billy club, possession of stolen property, felony child endangerment and numerous other narcotics charges.

His bail was set at $895,000.

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One arrested after deputies discover large weapons cache and drugs was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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