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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Taft's Most Wanted suspect arrested with 2 ounces of meth

  • Suspect was wanted on drug warrants when deputies caught him Monday night
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  • Kern County Sheriff's deputies from the Taft substation made their second major drug bust in a week Monday night.
    The deputies went to arrest a Taft's Most wanted suspect, Brandon Kevinwill Turner, in Dustin Acres Monday night about 10:30 p.m.
    They got their man, and they also got a lot more.
    According to a news release issued early Tuesday, the deputies seized about two ounces – more than 50 grams – of methamphetamine when they arrested Turner.
    Turner, 29, was wanted on warrants for possession of a controlled substance, failure to appear on a felony charge and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
    After his arrest, Turner was booked into the Taft jail on the warrants and the new drug possession charge.
    Turner had appeared in Taft's Most Wanted, a cooperative effort between the Kern County Sheriff's Office and the Taft Midway Driller. It appears each week in the weekend print edition of the Taft Midway Driller.
    A week earlier, deputies made an even bigger drug seizure when a burglary investigation led to the discovery of about 100 grams of methamphetamine and the arrest of Joe Brian Barraza  of Taft on drug trafficking and weapons charges.
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