TAFT — Sherriff’s deputies have been busy this week in the small rural southwestern Kern County town of Taft.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, deputies have arrested three probationers for various drug related charges, seizing nearly five ounces of methamphetamine as well as a large amount of cash in the process.
The first in the chain of events occurred at around 9 a.m. on April 19, when deputies patrolling in the Ford City area of Taft were flagged down by a witness who said they heard yelling and the sounds of fighting coming from a house in the 700 block of Taylor Street.
Upon arrival deputies made contact with 34-year-old David Tyler, who after trying to flee the residence through a window, was caught and searched as a condition of his probation.
During their search of the residence, deputies said they located approximately 1.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a hypodermic syringe used for injecting illicit narcotics.
Tyler was subsequently booked into the Kern County Jail’s Central Receiving Facility for possession of a controlled substance, resisting/delaying a peace officer and possession of illicit narcotics paraphernalia.
In a separate incident, deputies seized over three ounces of suspected methamphetamine and over $14,000 in cash during a probation search at a residence in the 100 block of Lexington Avenue in the City of Taft on April 22.
Arrested at the scene were 41-year-old Antonio Olivas and 29-year-old Roxana Gil, both of Taft, for possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance, and maintaining a residence for the purpose of illicit drug sales.
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