BAKERSFIELD — A 20-year-old man accused of having a marijuana garden inside his central Bakersfield home was arrested for drugs and guns on Thursday of last week.
Isaac Ortiz of Bakersfield was booked into the Kern County Jail’s Central Receiving Facility on multiple weapon and narcotic related charges including possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sale and the sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Ortiz was arrested after deputies from the Gang Suppression Section Street Enforcement Unit pulled over the vehicle Ortiz was driving at about 10 p.m. on Oct. 16, near the intersection of Niles Street and West Drive in central Bakersfield.
During the stop, deputies searching Ortiz found him in possession of a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. A search warrant was then issued and executed at Ortiz’ home in the 1600 block of Lake Street.
During their search, deputies said they located a stolen loaded .38 special revolver with a laser sight, a loaded .357 caliber revolver, over 40 grams of methamphetamine and an indoor marijuana garden.
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