BAKERSFIELD, Calif. –  Six suspects were arrested after a search warrant led to the findings of ten pounds of meth, according to officials.

On May 29, at about 1 p.m., Kern County Sheriff’s deputies from the Sheriff’s Office Major Violator Unit, Gang Suppression Section, California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team, Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team, and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Team served a search warrant at 5605 Annette Street i n southwest Bakersfield.

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The search warrant was served as the result of an investigation that lasted several months into the sales of methamphetamine in the Bakersfield area.

When deputies made entry into the home they said they found two suspects, 50-year-old Israel Torres and 35-year-old Manuel Arrellano. Officials said both men were taken into custody without incident.

According to officials four additional suspects, 37-year-old Pedro Lopez, 49-year-old Otoniel Larios, 26-year-old Luis Sandoval, and 33-year-old Erik Barboza fled the home on foot into the back yard area. Officials said Sandoval was taken into custody after resisting arrest in the alley to the rear of a neighbor’s home. Lopez, Larios, and Sandoval were arrested in a neighboring backyard without incident.

After detaining the suspects, deputies searched the home and found about 10 pounds of suspected meth and about $5000 in cash.

Torres was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine, and conspiracy; Arellano was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy, and maintaining a residence for the purpose of selling a controlled substance; Lopez was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy, transportation of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest; Larios was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy, transportation of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest; Sandoval was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy, transportation of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest; and Barboza was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy, transportation of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest.

All of the suspects were booked into the Kern County Jail Central Receiving Facility.

 

 

 

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