BAKERSFIELD — Two men were arrested on Monday after selling illegal drugs to undercover police officers.
Noel Hernandez, 22 and 26-year-old Daniel Placencia-Rodriguez, both of Salida, California, were booked into the Kern County Jail for possession of methamphetamine, possession for sales and transportation of illegal drugs.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, both the arrests were the result of a month-long investigation by the Sheriff’s Major Violator Unit, into the trafficking of large amounts of methamphetamine into the Bakersfield area.
The two suspects became the primary target of the investigation after selling a multiple pound deal of methamphetamine to undercover officers.
On Monday, May 12, narcotics officers conducted a traffic stop on a Cadillac Escalade that Hernandez and Rodriguez were driving, and with the assistance of a sheriff’s canine unit, four pounds of methamphetamine were found hidden in a secret compartment in the vehicle.
Bakersfield Californian: Two arrested after buying meth from undercover cops