Drug house discovered as a result of a traffic stop

Drug house discovered as a result of a traffic stop
Photo: confiscated from the drug house

WASCO — On the night of August 11, Kern County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop at Highway 46 and Maple Avenue.

The Wasco City Substation deputies searched the vehicle and discovered two pounds of meth, as well as evidence of drug sales.

36-year-old Juan Bello and 32-year-old Norma Najera were detained, and their apartment on the 600 block of North Maple Avenue was also searched.

At the residence, “deputies located an additional two pounds of suspected methamphetamine, one gram of suspected cocaine, 11 pounds of processed marijuana, evidence of narcotics sales, approximately $6,700, four handguns and a rifle.”

In addition, there were two children under eight years old inside the apartment.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office summarizes, “Bello was charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale, transportation of methamphetamine for sale, possession of a controlled substance, possession of an untraceable firearm, operation of a drug house, child endangerment, and possession of an open container while driving. Najera was charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale and child endangerment. Both were booked into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility.”

Drug house discovered as a result of a traffic stop was last modified: August 20th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Kern

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