Indoor weed grow in Bakersfield serviced, tended to by illegal PG&E usage

4 suspects arrested; 1 child in protective custody

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Four people were arrested after officials said they found a marijuana grow and meth in a home that was allegedly using electricity from PG&E without formally connecting services.

Over the past two days, deputies from the Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team tried to find a warrant suspect on Bedford Way in Oildale. 

While attempting to serve the arrest warrant, deputies said they found an illegal indoor marijuana grow inside of the home where the warrant suspect was said to be living. 

Officials also said the home was illegally connected to PG&E services and was using power in an attempt to avoid paying for the utility services needed to support the marijuana  grow. 

Officers also said they found a small amount of Methamphetamine in the home.

Officials said while attempting to serve the arrest warrant and speaking with other residents of the home, a man said he was the victim of a battery.  Officials found out the battery suspect was a woman that was still in the home.  The woman was arrested for the battery, according to deputies. 

A second woman, at the home, was arrested for unrelated narcotics offenses.

A third woman was also contacted and found to be in violation of narcotic offenses. 

The warrant suspect was not initially found in the home, however, deputies said they later found the suspect in front of the house. He he was taken into custody without incident.  

The investigation resulted in the arrest of four adults--Chase Emmitt, Amanda Smith, Maegan Puga and Lendsi Azevedo--for narcotics offenses and offenses related to the theft of utilities.  Puga was cited and released at the scene.  All others involved were booked into the Kern County Jail.

One child was also placed into protective custody, according to officials.

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