Four Arrests in Drug Trafficking Investigation

Four Arrests in Drug Trafficking Investigation
Photo: seized drugs and gun

FRAZIER PARK – A recent investigation into what the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit suspected was a drug trafficking operation resulted in four arrests.

The California Highway Patrol assisted in the investigation and performed a traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Frazier Mountain Park Road on October 17th. The Department of Homeland Security also also assisted with the investigation.

During the traffic stop, investigators found –

  • 10 pounds of meth (street value – $90,800);
  • 9 pounds of heroin (street value – $333,040);
  • one stolen 9mm loaded handgun.

Three suspects were arrested at the scene and face charges of sales/transportation of meth and heroin, conspiracy, weapons violations, and possession of a stolen firearm.

Detectives also arrested 20-year-old Ricardo Zepeda later that same day near  Highway 99 and County Line Road in Delano. Zepeda faces charges of conspiracy, sales of meth and of heroin.



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