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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Kern County Sheriff deputies from the Major Violator Unit ended a month long investigation on Feb. 25.

The investigation was looking into a group of subjects involved in trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine in the Bakersfield area, deputies said.

With the assistance of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Gang Suppression Section-Investigations Unit, Cal-MMET, KNET, and HIDTA, they served a search warrant in the 1300 block of Chattahoochee Lane.

During a search detectives found two young children in the home and seized two and a half pounds of blue colored methamphetamine, 82 marijuana plants, and a stolen 9mm Ruger handgun, deputies said.

Deputies said the suspects, 35-year-old Ramberto Perez and 38-year-old Karina Lopez, were arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail for various drug related charges as well as child endangerment, possession of stolen property and conspiracy. The children were taken into protective custody.

Later that same evening, a second search warrant was served on the home of 36-year-old Oscar Salazar, located in the 1700 block of Poplar Avenue in Wasco.

Detectives said they developed probable cause to believe he was working in concert with Ramberto Lopez to traffic drugs.

Investigators seized approximately one quarter ounce of cocaine and $1,400 in US currency, believed to be proceeds from drug sales, deputies said.

Salazar was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail for possession and transportation of drugs, deputies said.



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