Routine stop leads Kern County Sheriff's deputies to arrest 2 women and seize one pound of meth

Lamont, Calif. - Kern County Sheriff's deputies arrested two people and seized one pound of meth during a routine traffic stop, Thursday.

KCSO Lamont deputies had originally stopped the car, which was driving along Highway 58, for vehicle code violations. 

According to deputies, the two women inside the car were identified as, Audra Olivarez,34, and Audrey Martinez,33. 

During the stop, deputies learned Olivarez was on probation and had a felony warrant for her arrest. 

That's when deputies searched of the vehicle, which resulted in approximately two ounces of methamphetamine being seized, deputies said. 

During a search of Martinez, deputies also found more meth.

The Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a follow up investigation and completed a probation search at Martinez and Olivarez’ home, which resulted in more meth being found. 

During the probation search, deputies located counterfeit money, drug paraphernalia, cocaine, U.S. currency, and other items indicative of the sales of controlled substances. 

KNET seized approximately one pound of methamphetamine and currency during the search at the home. 

Olivarez and Martinez were both arrested on several charges, including, transportation of a controlled substance, sales of a controlled substance, identity theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a home for the purpose of selling controlled substances. 

Both women were booked into the Central Receiving Facility. 

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