TEHACHAPI — Two people were arrested on Thursday for various drug-related charges including the sale of methamphetamine in the small mountain community of Tehachapi in eastern Kern County.
Patrick Ballard, 54, and 47-year-old Carolyn Newton, both of Tehachapi were booked into the Kern County Jail.
Ballard was charges with being in possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of narcotics for sale, possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. His bail has been set at $60, 385.
Meanwhile, Newton is being held on $5,000 bail, facing a charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the pair were taken into custody after deputies from the Tehachapi substation conducted a probation search at a residence in the 20000 block of Brentwood Drive in Tehachapi at around 6:45 p.m. on July 24.
While searching the home, deputies said they discovered nearly an ounce of methamphetamine and 59 Xanax tablets, along with evidence of the intent to sale the drugs. Deputies said they also located morphine tablets, marijuana, glass smoking pipes and syringes.
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