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Bakersfield man arrested on federal warrant accused of transporting 100 lbs of drugs

Posted: 2:45 PM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-23 00:42:26Z

A Bakersfield man has been arrested on a federal warrant accused of transporting more than 100 lbs of drugs.

Fernando Velasquez is accused of using truck drivers to transport more than 100 pounds of meth to Oklahoma on a weekly basis. KCSO and Oklahoma DEA TaskForce worked together to investigate Velasquez.

On September 17, Oklahoma DEA received a federal arrest warrant for Velasquez. KCSO deputies performed a traffic stop on him and arrested him. He had about $2,000 in his wallet at the time of his arrest. After he was arrested, deputies searched a residence he frequented in East Bakersfield and found over $14,000 in cash.