Deputies find 19.5 grams of suspected meth in backpack, KCSO reports
Kern County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man on drug trafficking charges Tuesday night in Taft after making a traffic stop for riding a bike without a headlight.
The KCSO reported deputies saw the suspect, later identified as Christopher Dean, riding a bike at night without a forward-facing light. Deputies stopped Dean for the violation in the area of 4th Street and Main Street.
The deputies detained Dean, 23, after determining he had two warrants for his arrest.
When they searched his backpack after his arrested, deputies found 19.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine and "numerous" hypodermic needles.
Dean was booked arrested and jail records show he is being held on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, drunk in public, and riding a bike at night without a headlamp.
He is also being held on two warrants - one for driving without a license, failure to register a vehicle and the second for driving with no proof of insurance and another for possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and having an unregistered vehicle.
His total bail is $26,000.