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Fugitive arrested in northwest Bakersfield pleaded no contest to possession of narcotics

Posted at 4:40 PM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 21:10:18-05

A man wanted out of Massachusets who was arrested back in December here in Bakersfield on drug charges was in court on Monday and sentenced to 354 days in jail.

Christopher Goebel, who was arrested in northwest Bakersfield on Dec. 29 pleaded no contest and took a plea deal to possession of a controlled substance.

While he was being arrested at a local La Quinta the woman he was with shot and killed herself while sitting in the car.

The woman allegedly had ties to a gun and drug operation with Goebel.

While being processed, officers found he was wanted in Massachusetts for alleged possession of child pornography.

Once he serves his time in Kern County, Goebel will be extradited to Massachusetts.