Local officers: Over $100k, several narcotics found led to arrest of two Bakersfield residents

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -  

Two east Bakersfield residents were arrested after officers found several types of narcotics and over $100,000 in the home.

On May 2, 2013, at about 9 o'clock at night, the Kern County Probation Department's Gang Intervention and Suppression Team along with the Kern County Probation Department's K9 Unit conducted a probation search in the 2600 block of Potomac Avenue.

During the search, officers said they found over 35 grams of suspected heroin, 23 grams of suspected cocaine, 15 grams of suspected methamphetamine, and four grams of marijuana. Officers also seized over $100,000 in U.S. money.

Officers said 27-year-old Jose Mojarro Cruz and 27-year-old Alicia Rangel were arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sales, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a narcotic controlled substance for the purpose of sales, and possession of prescription medication without a prescription.

Cruz was additionally charged with active participation in a criminal street gang. 

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