BAKESFIELD, Calif. - Two men were arrested after deputies reportedly found 12 pounds of meth in their SUV.
On June 18, at about 3:30 p.m., deputies assigned to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violators Unit, concluded a narcotics investigation at a parking lot near White Lane and Highway 99.
Deputies contacted two people sitting in a Chevrolet Suburban in the parking lot.
Deputies then seized twelve pounds of Methamphetamine from a box on the back seat within the Suburban.
The occupants of the Suburban, 35-year-old Jose Mendoza-Garcia, of Gilroy, and 44-year-old Luis Sarabia-Murin, of Bakersfield, were both arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales and Conspiracy.
A Special Agent of the Homeland Security Investigations Office placed Immigration Detainers on both suspects. Deputies and Officers assigned to Cal-MMET, HIDTA, and KNET assisted in this investigation.