Bakersfield man arrested after deputies find over $5M worth of suspected cocaine
PHOTO: Kern County Sheriff’s Office
A Bakersfield man has been arrested after cocaine was allegedly found in his vehicle during a traffic stop.
Around 12 PM on Wednesday, June 3, Kern County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Brundage Lane and Vernal Place for vehicle code violations.
When their K-9 companion alerted to the presence of possible narcotics, deputies searched the vehicle and discovered a whopping 67 kilos of suspected cocaine worth an estimated $5,360,000. Deputies say they also found a gun in the vehicle.
Members of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit and Special Agents with Homeland Security assumed the investigation and ultimately secured a search warrant for a residence on Woodard Drive, where they seized a rifle, two shotguns, and three handguns.
30-year-old Gurpreet Singh Brar was taken into custody on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of cocaine for sale, transportation of cocaine, and other charges.