Photo: confiscated gun and drugs
Three Wasco residents were arrested when a routine search of a residence turned up a stolen handgun, a large cache of drugs and two people with felony arrest warrants.
On Saturday March 9, 2019, Wasco City Substation Deputies responded to a residence in the 1800 block of First Street to arrest 31-year-old Eliza Perez on a misdemeanor warrant. Deputies entered the residence and during their search for Perez located a stolen handgun and a large amount of methamphetamine in plain sight.
Deputies continued their search and eventually located Perez inside of the residence with two additional Wasco residents, 25-year-old Alfonso Trujillo and 43-year-old Melody Horton. Trujillo and Horton both had felony arrest warrants.
All three subjects were arrested without incident and deputies obtained a search warrant for the residence so they could search for additional evidence related to the stolen handgun and methamphetamine. Deputies located over 180 grams of methamphetamine, indications of narcotics sales, magazines, and ammunition.
Perez and Trujillo were both booked into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility for their arrest warrants as well as open charges for various weapons and narcotics violations. Horton was booked into CRF for her felony warrant.