Robbery suspect’s capture leads to additional arrest for drug sales
BAKERSFIELD — After locating and apprehending a suspect wanted in connection with a November 5 robbery in Bakersfield, police arrested another man for various drug charges.
Marcos Gonzalez, 19, was booked in to the Kern County Jail on charges of robbery, witness intimidation, false imprisonment and participation in a criminal street gang. His bail is set at $200,000.
Moises Valencia, 26, was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sale, participation in a criminal street gang and maintaining a residence for the purpose of selling controlled substances.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, deputies from the department’s gang unit went to Valencia’s residence in the 300 block of Morning Drive in Bakersfield at approximately 11:30 p.m. on November 21, to serve an arrest warrant. At the residence deputies located Gonzalez, along with Valencia who was on active Post Release Community Supervision. The home is right across the street from Foothill High School.
Deputies said that during a search of Valencia’s person, they located several individually wrapped baggies containing methamphetamine and approximately $1,600 in cash.
Per the terms of his probation, deputies then went to a residence associated with Valencia in the 3800 block of Soranno Avenue in Bakersfield, where they said the discovered over 80 grams of meth, 28 grams of heroin, scales, packaging and more cash.