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Two arrested for drugs, other charges following a pursuit in Rosamond

Posted at 9:10 AM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 12:11:56-05

ROSAMOND, Calif. — A man and a woman are behind bars after deputies found drugs and a rifle in their car during a traffic stop.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, on Sunday around 1 p.m. deputies from the Rosamond Substation stopped a car for a vehicle code violation in the area of 20th Street West and Center Street.

Officials said the driver of the car, 20-year-old Terries Salas, drove away from deputies which started a hot pursuit. Salas reportedly lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a fence and stop sign. Salas and 27-year-old Bryan Epperson, who deputies said was a passenger, in the car were detained at the scene.

Salas suffered from minor injuries due to the collision and received treatment at Kern Medical prior to being booked into the jail.

During a cearch of the car, deputies said they found an operable .22 caliber rifle, more than one ounce of suspected methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

Salas and Epperson were booked into the Central Receiving Facility on numerous criminal charges.