Drug bust

ROSAMOND — Following a brief chase, Kern County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people after finding suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in their car.

Deputies from the Rosamond substation attempted to stop a car for a vehicle code violation at 12:42 p.m., Sunday in the area of 20th Street West and Center Street in Rosamond.

The driver, Terrie Salas, 20, instead accelerated away from deputies. After a short distance, she lost control of the car and crashed into a fence and stop sign.

She and her passenger, Bryan Epperson, 27, were detained.

During a search of the car, deputies found a .22-caliber rifle, more than an ounce of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Both were booked into Kern County Jail on numerous criminal charges, officials said.

Salas sustained minor injuries in the crash and was treated at Kern Medical Center, prior to being booked into jail.

She was booked on three felony charges, including participating in a street gang, transporting/selling a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale, as well as several misdemeanor vehicle code violations. She is being held on $112,603 bail.

Epperson was booked on felony charges of participating in a street gang and possession of a firearm by a felon.

He is being held on $80,000 bail.

In addition, he faces charges of felony parole violation.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110. Case number 2019-00196271.

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