2 arrested after seizure of drugs, cash in Bakersfield

Officers found pounds of drugs, over $9K in cash

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Two suspects were arrested after a traffic stop and probation search that led to a seizure of several pounds of drugs and over $9,000 in cash on Thursday.

At about 3:30 p.m., the Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team, Major Violators Unit, California Multi-Agency Methamphetamine Enforcement Team, and Kern County Probation K-9 conducted a narcotics investigation.

Narcotic deputies conducted a traffic stop on 36-year-old Gamaliel Salas and 45-year-old Miguel Sanchez.

Deputies went to their house at 405 Fairfax Road to conduct a probation search.

Deputies said they found about seven pounds of crystal methmphetamine, one pound of cocaine, one-half pound of heroin, and $9,483 in U.S. currency.

Officials said the methamephetamine seized has an estimated street value of $317,000. While the cocaine has an estimated street value of $45,000 and the heroin has an estimated street value of $22,700.

Salas and Sanchez were arrested and booked into the Central Receiving Facility.

Salas was arrested on unlicensed driver, false identification, and possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for sales, possession of heroin, possession of heroin for sales, conspiracy to maintain a drug house charges.

Sanchez was charged with false identification, false documents, possession of methamphetamine for sales, possession of heroin, possession of heroin for sales, conspiracy to maintain a drug house, and resist of peace officer. 

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