TAFT — A 19-year-old Ford City man was arrested over the weekend for attempting to sell illegal narcotics to a child.
Rubicel Marroquin was booked into the Taft City Jail on charges of selling marijuana, selling marijuana to a minor, unlawfully selling Xanax, and being an adult while selling a controlled substance to a minor. His bail has been set at $475,000.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Marroquin’s arrest stems from a six-day investigation that was initiated back on April 19 when deputies, investigating a report of an out-of-control juvenile in the Ford City area, learned that Marroquin had been selling drugs to a minor.
During the course of their investigation, deputies said the learned that Marroquin sold marijuana and Xanax to a 13-year-old female at least five separate times over a 30-day period.
He was located and arrested at around 6:30 p.m. on April 25.