Three Arrested After Deputies Find Over a Quarter Pound of Methamphetamine
BAKERSFIELD — Three convicted felons were arrested on Friday after deputies found a large amount of illegal drugs during a routine probation search.
Gabriel Cruz, 28, 25-year-old Tranquilino Lopez and 23-year-old David De La Garza, all in probation on the electronic monitoring program, were booked into the Kern County Jails’ Central Receiving Facility on various drug charges and for violating the terms of their probation.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the men were taken into custody after deputies from the sheriff’s gang suppression section went to a residence in the 900 block of Richmond Street in Bakersfield to conduct a probation search at around 10:30 p.m. on April 11.
While at the residence, deputies said they located over a quarter of a pound of methamphetamine, several thousand dollars in U.S. currency, surveillance equipment and various other items indicative of the sale of controlled substances.
A search of De La Garza found he was in possession of methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia.
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