Comments Off on Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violator Unit seized ten pounds of Methamphetamine and arrested 34 year old Refugio Mercado and 28 year old Belen Tapia

On Wednesday October 15, 2014 the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violator Unit concluded a month long investigation with the arrest of two Cathedral City residents; 34 year old Refugio Mercado and 28 year old Belen Tapia.

The two were arrested in a south Bakersfield parking lot in possession of ten pounds of crystal methamphetamine.

Detectives developed information they had driven to Bakersfield and were attempting to sell them to subjects in Kern County.

Both were booked into the Kern County jail for possession of drugs for sales, transportation of drugs and conspiracy. Mercado was also in possession of a small amount of cocaine.

The seized drugs have a potential street value of over $350,000.00.

MVU was assisted by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Gang Suppression-Investigations Section, and the Kern County HIDTA and Cal-MMET task forces.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.onebakersfield.com/2014/10/kcso-major-violator-unit-seized-ten-pounds-of-methamphetamine-and-arrested-two-suspects/

 

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