Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Taft man gets 2 years for meth sales

  • Deputies found large amount of illegal drugs when he was arrested
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  • A Taft man arrested on drug trafficking charges last summer received a two-year jail sentence.
    Mario Alarcon, 43, entered a no contest plea to one count of possession for sale at a hearing in September and was sentenced earlier this week.
    Alarcon was arrested at a home in the 700 block of A Street by Kern County Sheriff's deputies responding to peace disturbance.
    Alarcon, on parole for prior drug convictions, was searched and deputies found nearly 3.5 ounces of methamphetamine valued at roughly $10,000 on him, according to deputies.
    A second man, Ricky Leon Smith, 53 was also arrested but charges were later dropped.
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