BPD, DEA meth investigation yields 3 arrests, 13 pounds of meth, cash, guns

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Police culminated a month’s long investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in the Bakersfield area.

As a result of this investigation three search warrants were served in the 300 block of Lloyd Street, the 3000 block of Oliver Street and the 3100 block of Cottonwood Road.

The investigation led to the seizure of over 13 pounds of methamphetamine, $30,000 in cash and two firearms.

Miguel Marquez, 28, of Bakersfield, was arrested for possession for sales of narcotics, possession of stolen property, armed while in possession, ex-felon in possession of a firearm and conspiracy. Luis Alfonso Mendivil, 21, of Riverside and Jonathen Leyva, 26, of Riverside were both arrested for possession for sales of narcotics and conspiracy.

The Bakersfield Police Department Major Violators Unit conducted the investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration Agents, Kern County Probation and McFarland Police Department.

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