WASCO — Two men were arrested on Friday after a search by sheriff’s deputies uncovered a large amount of illegal narcotics inside a Wasco home.
Miguel Tapia, a 46-year-old Wasco resident and 49-year-old Rene Olivo, also a Wasco resident were booked into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility.
Tapia is being charges with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and maintaining a residence for narcotics sales, while Olivo faces charges from an existing warrant.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, officers from the California Multijurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team (Cal-MMET) executed a search warrant in the 500 block of “D” Street in the City of Wasco on the morning of April 11.
While searching the residence, officers said they located suspected methamphetamine, items indicative of narcotics sales and narcotics paraphernalia.
The search, authorities said, was the result of a short term investigation related to sales of methamphetamine in the area.
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