TEHACHAPI — A man suspected of dealing methamphetamine in the small mountain community of Tehachapi, in eastern Kern County, was arrested last Thursday afternoon. Edward Hughes Sr., 48, was booked into the Kern County Jail’s Central Receiving Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of instruments for injecting or smoking controlled substances, under the influence of a controlled substance and opening or maintenance of unlawful places.
According to the Tehachapi Police Department, Hughes was taken into custody after officers, conducting a probation search of his home on Thursday, Oct. 9, in the 1400 block of Goodrick Drive, found approximately 11 grams of what appeared to be methamphetamine buried in his yard. Police said they also found two grams of methamphetamine inside his home, along with packaging equipment and measuring scales associated with the sale of narcotics.
Officers also located a police scanner and a video surveillance camera mounted on the roof of the residence. Eight needles filled with what appeared to be liquid methamphetamine, $360 cash and instruments used to inject or smoke a controlled substance were also recovered.
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