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Thursday, Jun 13 2013 10:56 AM

Quarter pound of suspected meth found in hotel

By BREAKING NEWS BLOG

A Wednesday probation search at a Bakersfield hotel turned up a quarter pound of suspected methamphetamine and led to two arrests.

Investigators with the Kern County California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team and the Kern County Major Violator Unit conducted the search at a hotel in the 2300 block of Wible Lane, according to a Kern County Sheriff's Office news release.

They discovered the suspected drugs, worth an estimated $14,260 on the street, and evidence of drug sales. The target of the probation search, Bakersfield resident Annabella Miller, 30, was detained inside the hotel room along with Benjamin Mendoza, 41. They were booked into the downtown jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales and possession of narcotics paraphernalia, the news release. Miller was listed on the sheriff's office inmate website Thursday but Mendoza was not.

-- The Californian

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