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Within the past week, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violators Unit concluded a Methamphetamine- to-Ice conversion narcotics lab investigation. The investigation led to a search warrant being served on Saturday, June 4th, at an auto-body repair business located near the intersection of Chamberlain and California Avenue, in Bakersfield. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of approximately four gallons of Methamphetamine solution and several pounds of Methamphetamine. The four gallons of Methamphetamine solution is estimated to contain/produce approximately 32 to 33 pounds of Methamphetamine. The estimated street value of the seized Methamphetamine is approximately 1.8 million dollars. Jose Cachu, age 44, of Lamont, and Jose Salinas, age 40, of Bakersfield, were both arrested at the business where the conversion lab was located. Both suspects were booked into the Kern County Jail for possession for sales, and manufacturing Methamphetamine. The investigation was a multi-agency investigation including the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violators Unit, H.I.D.T.A. (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), and I.C.E. (Immigration Customs Enforcement). Officers of the Bakersfield Police Department Narcotics Unit assisted in the service of the search warrant.

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