BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A traffic enforcement stop was conducted by Delano police officers on Thursday, January 10 just before 5 p.m. near 400 12th Avenue.
The driver was identified as Joel Delgado, 36 and the passenger was identified as Jose Espinoza, 37.
According to police, during a search of the vehicle, officers found a clear plastic baggy with a large amount of a white substance that appeared to be methamphetamine. Officers also found two boxes of plastic sandwich bags and a scale for weighing.
Delgado and Espinoza were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine for sale. Espinoza was also charged with destroying or concealing evidence. Both men were then transported to the Kern County Jail.