Kern County Sheriff's deputies arrested a defense attorney and two others as part of a narcotics investigation.

On Thursday, authorities went to the 2500 block of Diamond Street and found Kimberly Stowers, 32, of Rosamond; and Jesus Carillo, 58, of Rosamond, working inside a vacant duplex, according to deputies.

Carillo is on parole, authorities said.

A search of the duplex uncovered a small amount of methamphetamine, deputies said. Carillo was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and Stowers was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence and possession of methamphetamine.

Another suspect, Craig Elkin, 62, a local defense attorney, was contacted just outside the duplex, deputies said. Elkin was displaying signs of drug influence and was subsequently arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, deputies said.

Authorities returned with a search warrant for the adjoining duplex just before midnight on Thursday, assisted by members of the California Multi-jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team, or Cal-MMET.

They seized about five grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, various packaging, scales and drug paraphernalia, including numerous methamphetamine smoking pipes, deputies said.

One of the rooms in the residence also contained more that $400 in cash and a "pay and owe" sheet.

Authorities have asked for additional charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and delaying a peace officer for Elkin.

For Stowers, deputies have asked for additional charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale.