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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Man arrested for drugs near Ford City Park

  • Suspect had meth and Xanax. He also had marijuana but had a medical marijuana card, deputies said.
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  • A man is being held in jail on drug charges after deputies responding to a report of a man selling marijuana at Ford City Park found the suspect with the marijuana and nearly 5 grams of methamphetamine.
    Kern County Sheriff's Sgt. Martin Downs said deputies responded to the park on Saturday just after 4 p.m. to the drug sales report,
    As they arrived, a man later identified as Kevin Beaufeaux, 52, was riding away on a bike.
    A concerned citizen told deputies the suspect was trying to sell marijuana from a large jar, Downs said.
    Deputies stopped Beaufeaux at Birch and Tyler and questioned him.
    Beaufeaux had a jar with marijuana in it, Downs said, but he also had a medical marijuana card. While being questioned, deputies noticed a pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, Downs said, and, under questioning, Beaufeaux admitted he had methamphetamine in his possession.
    Deputies searched him and found a plastic bag with 4.7 grams of suspected meth and smaller bag with .2 grams, Downs said.
    He also had three Xanax prescription pills, Down said.
    He was booked on two felony drug possession counts, one for methamphetamine and one for Xanax.
    He is being held on $22,500 bail.
     
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