8 Arrested During Raid

The Kern County Sheriff's Department said that it has arrested 8 people during a search of a home.

Around 6:20 a.m. on Friday, deputies from the Gang Suppression Section, California Multi-jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team and SWAT Team served a search warrant in the 1000 Block of Curnow Road. During the search, deputies said they located methamphetamine, scales, evidence of sales of narcotics, and narcotics paraphernalia.

Deputies said they also located and seized a law enforcement baton, two electronic slot machines, and $771 currency.

Eight adults were arrested and booked into the Central Receiving Facility.

John Ermigarat, 47, was arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of a slot machine, being under the influence of narcotics and two misdemeanor warrants.

Thadious Collom, 47, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and being under the influence of narcotics.

Robert Gray, 53, was arrested on charges of being under the influence of narcotics and two misdemeanor warrants.

Tony Molatore, 53, was arrested on charges of possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

Jodie Tidwell, 42, was arrested on charges of being under the influence of narcotics.

Geneva Brown, 27, was arrested on charges of a felony warrant.

Carlos Diaz, 46, was arrested on charges of being under the influence of narcotics.

Kenneth Rupe, 45, was arrested on charges of being under the influence of narcotics, false information to an officer and three misdemeanor warrants.
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