KCSO arrests Tevis Stephens, seizes meth, heroin and several guns found during probation search
A former Taft man was arrested in Buttonwillow on drugs and weapons charges after Kern County sheriff's deputies said they seized methamphetamine, heroin and several weapons.
Tevis Stephens, 40, and a second suspect, Alyssa Johnson, 25 were arrested on numerous felony counts after a probation search at a house on the 300 block of Cotton Avenue.
Deputies said they located 70.43 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 7.26 grams of suspected heroin with a street value of $900 during the search.
They also found an SKS-style 7.62 mm assault rifle, a pump-action shotgun and a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun, according to a news release
Stephens was booked into the Sheriff's Central Receiving Facility on seven felony and two misdemeanor counts, including two counts of possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance with armed with a loaded firearm, maintaining a house to sell controlled substances, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm, possession of stolen property and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Stephens' bail was set at $130,000 bail and he is scheduled to appear in court in Shafter on July 30.