BAKERSFIELD — Three people were arrested during the early morning hours on Thursday, after deputies discovered a large amount of methamphetamine around and inside the truck they were driving.
Brian Deltoro, 35, and 27-year-old Isaac Garza 21-year-old Jose Jimenez were all booked into the Kern County Jail for various charges including participation in a criminal street gang, illegal weapons possession, transportation of a controlled substance for sales, sales of a controlled substance and narcotics paraphernalia.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred at around 12:45 a.m. on May 7, in the parking lot of the Econo-Lodge located in the 300 block of Oak Street in central Bakersfield.
“Deputies observed three male subjects sitting in and standing near a vehicle that had stopped in the middle of the parking lot after committing a traffic violation,” said KCSO Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt.
After a brief interview and search of the driver, Deltoro, he was subsequently arrested for being in possession of narcotics paraphernalia. “A further search of the suspect’s vehicle also turned up approximately eight ounces of suspected methamphetamine” Pruitt said.
Garza and Jimenez were also found to be in possession of narcotics paraphernalia, while Garza was in possession of a collapsible baton concealed in his waistband and under his shirt, along with gang paraphernalia. Approximately 24 grams of discarded methamphetamine was found on the ground where both men had been standing. A digital scale was also located in the men’s possession.
In addition, Garza had been arrested two weeks earlier for charges that included carrying a loaded firearm.