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Friday, Nov 16 2012 02:57 AM

Narcotics investigators find eight pounds of meth, cocaine

By BREAKING NEWS TEAM

At about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team, Major Violators Unit, California Multi-Agency Methamphetamine Enforcement Team, and Kern County Probation K-9 made a major narcotics bust.

Narcotics deputies conducted a traffic stop on 36-year-old Gamaliel Salas and 45-year-old Miguel Sanchez, according to a Kern County Sheriff's Department news release Friday.

Deputies went to their residence in the 400 block of Fairfax Road in east Bakersfield where they conducted a probation search. There, according to the release, deputies found about seven pounds of crystal methamphetamine, one pound of cocaine, one-half pound of heroin, and $9,483 in cash.

Authorities said the methamphetamine seized has an estimated street value of $317,000, while the cocaine was valued at $22,700. The heroin was estimated to be worth $22,700.

Both were arrested on suspicion of possession and possession for sales of methamphetamine and heroin, conspiracy, and maintaining a drug house, among other charges.

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