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Kern County Probation Department search leads to firearm arrest and drug seizure

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Posted at 10:14 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 01:14:02-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On August 31, officers assigned to the Kern County Probation Department's Post Release Community Supervision Unit conducted a search at a home on Owens Street.

While there, officers found 39-year-old Lawrence Appodaca, who is on active Mandatory Supervision.

A probation search was conducted and officers found a loaded .9mm firearm, approximately 74.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a small plastic bindle of suspected heroin and a large amount of U.S. currency.

Appodaca was arrested for his three active felony warrants.

In addition, Appodaca was charged with weapon and drug-related offenses.