PD seizes half pound of meth

After performing a probation search of a Travelodge motel room, Ridgecrest Police officers located and seized just under half a pound of suspected methamphetamine and other controlled substance paraphernalia according to an RPD press release.

The release said that officers contacted suspect Isaias Barragan, 24, near the area of West Haloid Avenue and South Sanders Street where he was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant. Officers’ discovery of the motel key after searching the suspect resulted in the bust.

The suspect was arrested and booked in the Mojave Jail for possession of controlled substance for sale and controlled substance paraphernalia. His bail is set at $35,000.

Barragan had been arrested three weeks prior for driving under the influence and reckless evasion of a peace officer. Preliminary hearings are scheduled for March 14.

Story First Published: 2019-03-08