Drug bust

Around five pounds of cocaine, 1.6 pounds of heroin and $27,000 in currency was recovered by the Kern County Sheriff's Office during a search on Friday. 

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office seized about five pounds of cocaine and 1.6 pounds of heroin while conducting a search warrant on Friday.

The department said at around 11:28 a.m., investigators with the narcotics unit and Homeland Security executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Salazar Avenue in Bakersfield and found the drugs, worth around $241,000 in street value and $27,885 in currency.

The department said additional evidence of drug sales were also found.

Marco Antonio Cuevas, 27, and 45-year-old Eliut Diaz Lopez were arrested for drug sales, conspiracy, using a false compartment in a vehicle and maintaining a residence for the purpose of drug sales and booked into the Kern County Jail.

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