KCSO officials arrest 3 in massive marijuana bust

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Three people were arrested and over $700,000 of marijuana and cash was seized during several search warrants in Bakersfield Friday.

In total, investigators seized over 418 pounds of processed marijuana, 192 marijuana plants, seven firearms and $64,596.00, according to Kern County Sheriff’s Office. The total street value of the plants and marijuana seized are approximately $695,800.00, according to KCSO.

The search warrants took place in the 5800 block of Brundage Lane, 13800 block of Costajo Road, 6000 block of Poso Flat Road, the mountain area of Rancheria Road near Poso Flat Road, and the 400 block of O’Connor Road, all in the Bakersfield area, according to Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

As a result, three men were arrested and booked into Kern County Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility:

  • Irrael Mendoza Chavez, 34, was arrested for the illegal sales of marijuana and weapons violations
  • Manuel Miranda, 52, was arrested for weapons violations
  • Jose Villalobos, 52, was arrested for providing false information to peace officers and for an outstanding warrant for his arrest

This investigation is ongoing and all individuals involved were booked into the jail pending court proceedings.

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