Kern County deputies pull over unlicensed driver, reportedly find 2 pounds of coke
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Originally published 9-30-20 via Facebook
by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office:
“On September 29, 2020, deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Highway 99 near Sandrini Road for unsafe speeds. Deputies contacted the driver, Arturo Meza (34 y/o), from Delano. During the investigation, deputies learned Meza was driving the vehicle without a license.
A Kern County Sheriff’s Office canine searched the vehicle and located a large quantity of suspected cocaine. Detectives from the Kern County-High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (KC-HIDTA) responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation. Over two pounds of suspected cocaine, with an approximate street value of $35,000, was seized from Meza’s vehicle.
Meza was arrested and transported to the Central Receiving Facility where he was booked for possession of a narcotic, possession of a narcotic for sales and transportation of a narcotic. While at the jail, it was learned Meza had an active felony warrant for his arrest under another name for unrelated narcotic charges. Meza is currently being held in-custody without bail.
Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 and reference case number 2020-00136064.”
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