Photo: what was confiscated
34-year old Gina Velasquez found herself on the wrong side of an investigation when Wasco City Substation deputies began looking into the sales of methamphetamine. Probable cause granted deputies a search warrant for Velasquez’s person, her vehicle, and home.
The warrant was served on Monday July 8th around 10PM when Velasquez was spotted driving near Jackson Avenue and Highway 43.
Deputies signaled for her to pull over and searched her vehicle. During the search, deputies found 1.3 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Velasquez was handcuffed and driven to her home where a second subject, 40-year old Kenny Porter, was located.
In addition to finding evidence of narcotics sales in the home located on the 1000 block of Cypress Avenue, Deputies confiscated a slew of other evidence: 17 guns, ammunition, 4 grams of meth, 10 pounds of marijuana, 74 prescription pills, butane honey oil, and butane honey oil manufacturing equipment.
Velasquez and Porter were booked into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility. Velasquez faces charges for possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and maintaining a home for the purpose of drug sales. Porter’s charges match those of Velasquez’s with the addition of marijuana sales and manufacturing a controlled substance.