TAFT — A routine traffic stop in the small town of Taft in southwest Kern County on Monday, resulted in the arrests of three for possession of suspected methamphetamine.
Victor Alsept, 29, was charged with possessing a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, possessing controlled substance paraphernalia, having modified exhaust and displaying expired registration.
The second suspect, Michael Martin, 32, was charged with possessing a controlled substance and possessing controlled substance paraphernalia, while a third suspect, 37-year-old Amy Swartz was charged with being under the influence of controlled substance.
Swartz was cited and released while Alsept and Martin were book into the Kern County Jail’s Central Receiving Facility.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, deputies pulled over a vehicle that Alsept was driving in the area of 4th and Ash Streets in the Ford City area of Taft around 12:58 a.m. on April 14, after noticing the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.
Alsept, a resident of Taft and passengers Martin and Swartz also of Taft, were all inside the vehicle, where deputies located a glass smoking pipe and approximately 7.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
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