News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2006

9 Arrested in Suspected Methamphetamine Drug Manufacture / Trafficking in Lamont and Bakersfield, CA

(Bakersfield, CA)-The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Sheriff’s Office, and HIDTA announce the arrest of nine (9) suspected methamphetamine drug manufacture / traffickers in Lamont and Bakersfield, CA. This investigation resulted from a two-month criminal investigation in which two methamphetamine laboratories located in Lamont and Bakersfield were seized.

On the morning of April 26, 2006, six (6) residences within Lamont and Bakersfield were searched that resulted in the seizure of:

Three (3) gallons of Methamphetamine oil,
Numerous precursor chemicals required to manufacture methamphetamine
154.5 grams of methamphetamine

The residences searched were:

109 Clyde St. Bakersfield, CA
8609 Paradise St. Lamont, CA
Trailer – no address Lamont, CA
8146 Farmers Ln. Bakersfield, CA
3500 Grassotti Ct. Apt. 15 Bakersfield, CA
Ranch – no address – Hoskins Rd. Bakersfield, CA

The following persons were arrested:

1. Juan Pablo Iniguez, 25 of Lamont, CA
2. Angel Rodriguez-Gonzalez, 32 of Bakersfield, CA
3. Marisol Jiminez-Sanchez, 26 of Bakersfield, CA
4. Ignacio Gonzalez-Sanchez, 45 of Bakersfield, CA
5. Alejandro Torres-Naranjo, 23 of Bakersfield, CA
6. Horalia Rios-Arana, 26 of Bakersfield, CA
7. Jese Gonzalez, 31 of Lamont, CA
8. Jessie Brooks, 47 of Bakersfield, CA
9. Tammie McCormick, 42 of Bakersfield, CA

State of California criminal charges have been filed in this matter that include but not limited to:

Manufacture of a controlled substance
Unlawful disposal of a controlled substance or precursor
Possession of a controlled substance
Transportation of a controlled substance
Sales of a controlled substance
Maintaining residence to distribute controlled substance
Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance
Possession of a substance with intent to manufacture
Child endangerment

DEA Resident Agent in Charge Stephen P. Peterson stated this was a significant methamphetamine organization that manufactured and distributed methamphetamine in Lamont and Bakersfield, CA. RAC Peterson further added the DEA will continue to work in cooperation with its local and federal counterparts to protect and serve the residents of Bakersfield and Kern County from the dangers of illegal drugs.

The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven otherwise. For further information contact DEA RAC Stephen P. Peterson at 661-396-3736.