KERN – As is so often the case in law enforcement, a traffic stop can become a “treasure trove” of arrests.
Such is the case on January 30 on northbound I-5 near the Tejon Outlets. A deputy pulled a 2015 Chevy Silverado pickup for the famous “vehicle code violations.”
K9 Ricco arrived to assist and alerted his peers as to the presence of drugs. Therefore, deputies searched the pickup and found two guns on the front seat – a Taurus Judge Public Defender loaded with five rounds of shotgun ammunition, and a loaded Glock .45 GAP that had been stolen out of Oregon.
In a toolbox deputies found 11 pounds of heroin with a street value of $400,000.
42-year-old Cudahy resident Carlos Burciaga was arrested and charged with possessing controlled substance for sale, felon possessing a firearm, concealed stolen weapon, conspiracy, driving over the speed limit, unsafe lane change, and unlawful operation of a vehicle.
The passenger, 30-year-old Los Angeles resident Mayra Gaeta was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance for sale, concealed stolen weapon and conspiracy.
Each of the arrestees has a bail of $1,000,000.