Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Woman arrested for drug trafficking after car stop

  • She was a passenger in car stopped by deputies on Kern St. Deputies say they found 15 grams of meth on her
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  • A Taft man got into trouble for driving without a license, but his passenger ended up in a lot more trouble Sunday night when Kern County Sheriff's deputies arrested her on drug trafficking charges.
    It all started with a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Kern Street just after 8 p.m. Sunday night.
    Deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jorge Negrete, 26, a news release from the KCSO said.
    A passenger, identified as Chandra Lacoy 34, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
    After the arrest, a search led to the discovery of apporoximately15 grams of methamphetamine concealed on Lacoy and more serious charges of possession of a controlled substance for sales and transportation of a controlled substance were added.
    Lacoy was booked into the Taft Jail.
    Negrete was given a citation and released from custody.
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