Drug Raids in Porterville Lead to 4 Arrests, Children Removed from 2 Homes
PORTERVILLE – Two separate drug raids in Porterville led to the arrest of four adults and the rescue of four children who were in harm’s way, according to police.
The Porterville Police Department served a search warrant at a residence on the 400 block of West Morton Avenue. They found methamphetamine packaged for sale and drug sales paraphernalia. Police arrested David Lopez, 25, and Holly Moisa, 45, at the scene and booked them at the Tulare County Jail.
Officers also found two children, ages 8 and 10, at the residence. Police say the drugs in the home were in an area accessible to the children.
Lopez and Moisa, both of Porterville, will be facing charges of child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Lopez was on active parole and will also be facing parole violation charges, authorities said.
The second search warrant was served at a residence in the 500 block of West Morton Avenue. Detectives discovered Lynn Brassfield, 29, and Yvette Cavasos, 30, in the process of destroying narcotics inside the home. Police also determined the two were under the influence of a controlled substance at the time.
Inside the home, police found evidence of narcotics sales and drug use. They also discovered two children, ages 2 and 4.
Brassfield and Cavasos are facing charges of felony child endangerment, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Cavasos also had a warrant out for her arrest.
All the children recovered from the two homes were released to Child Welfare Services.
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