Search ends with man arrested; nets drugs, weapons

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested a parolee and secured weapons and drugs during a search.

At about 3 p.m. Tuesday, investigators from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violators Unit, California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team, and the Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a parole search at a Bakersfield residence located in the 1200 block of 8th Street.

Officials said Jose Velasques, 28, who is on Sheriff’s Parole, was detained at the home alone. 

During a search of the home, officials said they found one pound of crystal meth, over $4,900 in cash, a Colt .357 handgun, and a .40 caliber Glock handgun with a loaded high capacity magazine.

The methamphetamine has a potential street value of over $42,000.

Velasques, a previously deported felon  was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession for sales, felon in possession of firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of a firearm while in possession of drugs, and maintaining a residence for the purpose of drug sales.

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