Two men arrested in Bakersfield after deputies found 12 pounds of alleged meth in their SUV

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.

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