Deputies arrest man for reportedly having heroin after searching his car at traffic stop

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - On July 2, at about 1:30 p.m., deputies with the California Multi-jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team conducted a traffic enforcement stop of Billy Darnell Johns for a vehicle code violation.

The traffic stop took place in the area of South King and East 3rd Street in Bakersfield.

After stopping Johns, deputies noticed he was driving on a suspended license.

After searching, deputies found that Johns was in possession of a small amount of heroin. Deputies then went to his residence in the 1100 block of California Avenue and found an additional 12 ounces of heroin.

The estimated street value of the heroin is approximately $30,000. Johns was arrested and taken to the Kern County Sheriff's Central Receiving Facility where he was charged for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales, transportation of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license and having inoperable brake lights.

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