BAKERSFIELD — Five people were arrested on Wednesday night during a probation check in northeast Bakersfield that turned up a large amount of methamphetamine intended for sale.
Ruben Chavez, 43, and 41-year-old Jose Magana, as well as 41-year-old James Roybal, 25-year- old Marissa Tibbals and 22-year-old Adriana Lopez were all booked into the Central Receiving Facility on various drug charges and existing warrants.
Magana was booked for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sale and the attempted destruction of evidence, while Chavez was charged for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Tibbals faces one charge for possession of a controlled substance and four outstanding arrest warrants, Roybal was booked on an active parole warrant and Lopez on an active felony warrant.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began when deputies from the Gang Suppression Section arrived at a residence in the 800 block of Skyline Avenue in northeast Bakersfield to conduct a probation compliance check on Chavez at approximately 7:45 p.m. on July 30.
“While at the residence, deputies said they contacted Chavez and found him to be in possession of methamphetamine,” said Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt. “Deputies said they also made contact with four additional subjects who were all on varying probationary status.”
They were Magana, Roybal, Tibbals and Lopez.
After a search of the subjects and the residence, deputies said they discovered over 20 grams of methamphetamine and paraphernalia associated with the sale of controlled substances.
Californian: Probation check nets 5 arrests, drugs