LAMONT — Three people were arrested on Wednesday after deputies discovered numerous weapons, stolen items and drugs at a residence in the small rural community of Lamont.
Among those taken into custody was 55-year-old Elvis Presley of Bakersfield for possession of stolen property and various weapons charges, and 44-year-old Mary Corning for a felony warrant.
Both suspects were booked into the Kern County Jail’s Central Receiving Facility along with 57-year-old Steve Cockren of Bakersfield, who was charged for various narcotics related and weapons charges.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began when deputies and the Kern County SWAT team served a search warrant in the 5000 block of Redbank Road in Lamont on May 7.
“The search warrant was the result of an investigation into the sales of methamphetamine,” sheriff’s public information officer Ray Pruitt said. “After searching the property, deputies found approximately 11 grams of methamphetamine, 48 illegal marijuana plants and a small amount of heroin.”
Pruitt also said that drug paraphernalia and items revealing the sale of drugs were also found, as well as a stolen cargo trailer and three firearms.
Kern County Code Enforcement officers also responded to the home, which authorities said was in poor condition and was illegally connected to the electricity grid.
Due to the poor conditions of the property, the home was condemned by code enforcement and the power disconnected.
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