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Tuesday, Apr 10 2012 04:45 PM

Sheriff's son pleads not guilty to drug, gun charges

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The 28-year-old son of Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 15 criminal charges including drug possession and being in possession of drugs while armed with a loaded gun.

Aaron Kohlbi Youngblood stood briefly in court as he was arraigned. Several deputies stood near him, then led him out of the room. He's being held on $500,000 bail.

Aaron Youngblood was arrested about 9:10 a.m. Sunday after Bakersfield police responded to the area of Madre and Topaz streets in northwest Bakersfield regarding a suspicious person sleeping in a vehicle, police reported.

Officers contacted Youngblood, who was the person in the car, and found him in possession of drugs, stolen handguns, a stolen Taser and other items including stolen phones and credit cards.

A search warrant served at his residence and another vehicle led to the discovery of more weapons, drugs and stolen property, according to police. The drugs found were methamphetamine and heroin.

Aaron Youngblood was acquitted in 2008 of charges of furnishing marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.

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