KCSO Gang Unit deputies seize over a quarter of a pound of methamphetamine, make three arrests

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County Sheriff Office deputies from the Gang Suppression Unit Section have made three arrests and seized over a quarter of a pound of methamphetamine in East Bakersfield. 

The arrest was made at around 10:30 p.m. at a residence located on 929 Richmond St. Deputies from the unit initially went to investigate the home of 28-year-old Gabriel Cruz who was on probation. Police also contacted 24-year-old Tranquilino Lopez and 23-year-old David De La Garza. 

During the search, deputies found the methamphetamine, several thousands of dollars, surveillance equipment and distinctive proof of the sale of the controlled substances. Deputies then search De La Garza, who was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and other narcotic paraphernalia.

De La Garza was then arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. Lopez was arrested for violating the terms of the Electronic Monitoring Program. 

All three men were booked into the Central Receiving Facility. 

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