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Three Bakersfield residents arrested on multiple charges of drug and gun possession

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Posted at 11:42 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 03:19:49-05

On December 2, 2016, at 6:45 p.m., Kern County Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Gang Unit conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Flower Street and Palm Drive in Bakersfield.

The vehicle was occupied by 42-year-old Monica Sanchez and 38-year-old Narciso Avalos.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies located over two pounds of processed marijuana. Deputies transported Sanchez and Avalos to their residence on Oregon Street, slightly north of Niles Street, where they executed a search warrant.

At the residence, deputies contacted 22-year-old Isaac Ortiz who also lived on the property. During a search of the residence deputies located a loaded 38 special handgun, methamphetamine, heroin, US currency, surveillance equipment and paraphernalia indicative of the sale and possession of marijuana and controlled substances.

Isaac Ortiz was arrested on charges which included being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sale.

Monica Sanchez was arrested on charges which included being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sale, possession and transportation of marijuana for the purpose of sale and maintaining a house for the purpose of selling controlled substances.

Narciso Avalos was arrested on charges which included possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sale, possession and transportation of marijuana for the purpose of sale and maintaining a house for the purpose of selling controlled substances.

Sanchez, Ortiz and Avalos were booked into the Kern County Jail Central Receiving Facility.