ROSAMOND — Three people including a local defense attorney were arrested during a drug raid last Thursday at a Rosamond apartment complex.
Kimberly Stowers, 32, 58-year-old parole Jesus Carillo and 62-year-old Craig Elkin, all of Rosamond, were booked into the Kern County Jail on various drug related charges.
Carillo for possession of methamphetamine and Stowers for being under the influence and possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance for sales.
Elkin, a local defense attorney, was charged for being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and delaying a peace officer.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began on May 29, when Rosamond sheriff’s deputies and agents from the California Multi-jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a residence in 2500 block of Diamond Street in Rosamond.
During their search, deputies said they found Stowers and Carillo working inside a vacant duplex along with a small amount of methamphetamine.
“Mr. Elkin was contacted just outside the duplex,” sheriff’s spokesperson Ray Pruitt said. “And was arrested by deputies for showing signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance.”
An additional search warrant was then issued and executed just before midnight on Thursday, May 29, for an adjoining duplex, where deputies said they discovered approximately five grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, various packaging, scales, and drug paraphernalia, including numerous methamphetamine smoking pipes.
Deputies said they also found over $400 in US currency and a “pay and owe” sheet inside one of the rooms of the second residence.
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