On Thursday at about 7 a.m., the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with assisting federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies, served five federal search warrants and three federal arrest warrants in and around the municipal Bakersfield area.
The search warrants and arrest warrants were served as part of an ongoing, several month- long investigation into the distribution of drugs in Kern County. The search of properties identified in the search warrants will be continuing throughout the day.
At the conclusion of the operation, additional information will be released to the media.
For further information contact Kern County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt at 661-303-4592.
Bernie Sanders speaks at Kern County rally
Hundreds of supporters filled the Kern County fairgrounds to hear the United States senator.
Pres. Candidate Sanders at KC Fairgrounds
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke Saturday night at the Kern County Fairgrounds.
Thousand Flags kicks off Memorial Day weekend
The Park at River Walk was decorated in red, white and blue as 1,000 American flags were set up in tribute to veterans and first responders.
BPD investigating homicide in south Bakersfield
The Bakersfield Police Department responded to Isil Ave. near south H St. around 2:00 a.m. this morning to investigate a homicide.