Three arrested and 130 marijauna plants seized


A car stolen from Taft led to a major marijuana bust in Bakersfield Wednesday.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office released  the following details on the case:

On Wednesday morning, Kern County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Katie Parker, age 19, of Bakersfield, at Haley and Columbus Street.  The car Parker was driving was reported stolen from Taft.  Parker had a small amount of marijuana in her possession.  Deputies arrested Parker.

The stolen vehicle was returned to the owner.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for Parker's residence.  The residence is located in the 1700 block of Crestview Street in Bakersfield.  Deputies located Parker's husband, Matthew Bryant, age 27,  and Stuart Carroll, age 32, inside the residence.

Deputies found over 130 marijuana plants being grown inside the residence.  A scale and packaging were also seized.  A billy club and a pair of nunchaku (an illegal martial arts weapon) were also located inside the home.

Parker, Bryant, and Carroll were all arrested for illegal cultivation and possession for sales of Marijuana as well as conspiracy.  Carroll and Bryant were also charged with possession of a deadly weapon.

In addition, Parker was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.  All three suspects were booked into the Kern County Jail.