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KCSO: Stolen gun, drugs arrest made in Taft after call regarding suspicious vehicle

Posted at 5:58 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 20:58:20-04

TAFT, Calif. — A resident call regarding a suspicious vehicle led to a drugs and stolen gun arrest in Taft, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

Officials say on May 24 around 9:13 a.m., deputies from the Taft Substation were patrolling the area of Dustin Acres after receiving information from a concerned citizen about a suspicious car driving around in the area.

Deputies eventually located the car and initiated a traffic stop in 27000 block of Dustin Acres Road where they arrested 35-year-old Victor Alsept. During a search of Alsept's car officials found a stolen handgun, ammo, high capacity magazine illegal drugs, paraphernalia and indication of drug sales.

Officials then searched Alsept’s home where they found a large amount of methamphetamine and stolen property from a residential burglary that occurred one week ago in the Taft/Valley Acres area.

Alsept's car was towed and he was booked on several drug and gun charges including Possession of Stolen Property.