Man arrested; 7 pounds of methamphetamine seized during raid

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Kern County Sheriff's Department detectives said they found seven pounds of methamphetamine during a raid.

During the course of a month long narcotics investigation, detectives assigned to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violator Unit said they developed information that 35-year-old Jose Manuel Garay Aparicio was involved in the sales of large amounts of methamphetamine from his apartment in the 6000 block of Nogal Avenue in Bakersfield.

At the conclusion of their investigation, detectives said they served a search warrant at Aparicio’s home on Wednesday, shortly before midnight with assistance from the Kern County Cal-MMET Team, the Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team, and the Sheriff’s Office Gang Suppression Investigations Team.

As officers arrived at the home, detectives said Aparicio was seen attempting to barricade himself in the apartment.

Officers said they forced their way into the home and were able to take Aparicio into custody after he resisted arrest.

During a search of Aparicio’s apartment and vehicle, detectives said they found seven pounds of methamphetamine and evidence of drug sales, including a scale and packaging material.

Aparicio was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and resisting arrest.

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