5 pounds of meth found during a house search in Delano

2 arrested for drug, weapon charges


County narcotics units seized five pounds of meth and a loaded weapon in Delano after they searched the home.

On Friday, Feb. 15, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violator Unit served a search warrant at a house on Girard Street in Delano after learning that the residents were suspected of drug trafficking.

Narcotics detectives developed information that 27-year-old Paramount resident, Israel Corrales and several co-conspirators were involved in trafficking pound quantities of illegal narcotics. 

Also present at the house at the time the search warrant was served was 37-year-old Los Angeles resident, Artemio Ramirez. 

During a search of the home, investigators said they found about five pounds of methamphetamine and a loaded .357 handgun, which appeared to have been discarded by one of the suspects as officers arrived.

Ramirez resisted arrest, but was taken into custody after detectives found him hiding in a closet. He was found to have .357 ammunition and a small amount of cocaine in his pocket.

Officials said Corrales and Ramirez were both arrested and booked into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office downtown jail for conspiracy as well as several drug and weapon related charges. 


This investigation occurred with the assistance of The California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team, Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team, Southern Tri-County HIDTA Task Force, and the KCSO Gang Suppression Section-Investigations Unit. 

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