TCSO, PPD ar­rest four on drug charges

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Four peo­ple in Porter­ville were ar­rested on drug and pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tion charges Wed­nes­day morn­ing, the Porter­ville Po­lice De­part­ment re­ported.

Four peo­ple in Porter­ville were ar­rested on drug and pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tion charges Wed­nes­day morn­ing, the Porter­ville Po­lice De­part­ment re­ported.

The ar­rests were the re­sult of a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort by de­tec­tives with the Porter­ville Po­lice De­part­ment’s Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit, Gen­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit, and Nar­cotics In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit, as­sisted by the Tu­lare County Pro­ba­tion De­part­ment. The agen­cies con­ducted pro­ba­tion com­pli­ance searches of sev­eral res­i­dences in the City of Porter­ville. As a re­sult of the searches, de­tec­tives made the fol­low­ing ar­rests:

male ju­ve­nile — Iden­ti­fied gang mem­ber who was con­tacted at a res­i­dence in the 1000 block of Stonegate Cover and found to have a “No Bail” ju­ve­nile war­rant. The 16-year-old was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent and later booked at the Ju­ve­nile De­ten­tion Fa­cil­ity where he is be­ing held with­out bail.

saul Gar­cia — Iden­ti­fied gang mem­ber who was con­tacted at his res­i­dence in the 1000 block of Stonegate Cove and found to be un­der the in­flu­ence of a con­trolled sub­stance and failed to regis­ter as a nar­cotics of­fender. Gar­cia, 26, was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent and later booked into the Tu­lare County Jail where he is be­ing held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

tcarah Bar­nett, 29, and Ben­jamin Atchi­son, 29 – Both sus­pects were con­tacted at their res­i­dence in the 800 block of West Gerry Lane that they shared with their four chil­dren (ages 1, 2, 6 and 9 years), all of whom were re­sid­ing in de­plorable con­di­tions. Dur­ing a sub­se­quent search of the res­i­dence, de­tec­tives lo­cated a metham­phetamine and drug para­pher­na­lia in a room shared by both sus­pects and two of the chil­dren. Ad­di­tion­ally, both sus­pects were de­ter­mined to be un­der the in­flu­ence of a con­trolled sub­stance, failed to regis­ter as nar­cotic offenders, and were in vi­o­la­tion of the terms and con­di­tions of their pro­ba­tion. The chil­dren were turned over to Tu­lare County Child Wel­fare Ser­vices for place­ment and both sus­pects were later booked into the Tu­lare County Jail where they are be­ing held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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