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Speck charged with possession of narcotics, a firearm, and ammo

Ridgecrest Police Department Sgt. Lloyd–

On Monday, June 12, during a vehicle and probation search, Officers Cushman and Miller contacted 34-year-old Ridgecrest resident Justin Speck in his vehicle in front of a hotel in the 1000 block of N. Norma St. an examination, conducted as part of his probation terms was carried out on his vehicle. During the investigation, officers discovered several grams of a substance suspected to be Fentanyl, a digital scale, and a sum of money. Subsequently, officers proceeded to search Speck’s hotel room, where they found his 13-year-old son unaccompanied, along with additional suspected Fentanyl.

Officers responded to Speck’s place of residence and conducted a probation search. Inside, they uncovered extensive evidence indicating drug distribution, including over two pounds of suspected Fentanyl (Street value of around $35,000), packaging materials, a Glock handgun loaded with ammunition, and a substantial sum of money. The drugs and firearm were concealed within a hidden compartment in the kitchen, deliberately designed to conceal these items.

Speck is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. Speck was transported to the Central Receiving Facility in Bakersfield, where he was booked and held on $150,000-dollar bail.