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Guns and Drugs Confiscated in a Major Drug Bust in Bakersfield, 2 Arrested by Police

Guns and Drugs Confiscated in a Major Drug Bust in Bakersfield, 2 Arrested by Police

Bakersfield, California: According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, two men were taken into custody in south Bakersfield on Wednesday, December 20, for reportedly having several hundred fake fentanyl pills, and huge amounts of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.

During an extensive drug investigation, deputies and representatives of the Kern County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (KC-HIDTA) conducted operations.

They carried out warrant executions at residences located in the 300 block of McKee Road and the 100 block of Hudson Drive.

The authorities confiscated the following items:

  • 4 handguns (type of weapon not disclosed)
  • More than 38 pounds of cocaine.
  • Over 1 pound of methamphetamine.
  • 3 pounds of heroin.
  • Several hundred (M-30) laced fentanyl pills.
  • Large amounts of cash.

Horlando Garcia, 25, and Erik Gutierrez, 18, both of Bakersfield, were taken into custody on suspicion of planning to conspire to sell drugs and carry illicit weapons, among other offenses.

During the inquiry, the KC-HIDTA Task Force received assistance from representatives of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CEP Team).

For their alleged possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell it, keeping a house where drugs are sold, possessing a controlled substance while carrying a loaded gun, and conspiring to commit a crime, Gutierrez and Garcia were arrested and taken to the Lerdo Justice Facility and Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

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