BAKERSFIELD, Calif. --
Deputies with the Kern County Sheriff's Department said an evening pot bust netted more than 145 pounds of marijuana Thursday from a child's bedroom and stuffed animals.
At about 7:50 p.m., deputies assigned to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violators Unit, executed a search warrant in the 1100 block of Belmont Street, in Delano.
Deputies said they found 21-year-old Maria Reyna and her 3-year-old and 5-month-old daughters, in the living room of the small home.
Child Protective Services came to the home and took custody of the children.
Deputies said they could smell a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the home.
Deputies said they found eight large cardboard boxes in one of the bedrooms.
Seven of the boxes contained 20 pounds of individually packaged marijuana buds, they said.
The eighth box contained nine, 1-pound bags of marijuana bud.
Th bedroom appeared to be the children’s bedrooms because there was a small child’s bed in the room, deputies said. There was also another bag of marijuana and two scales underneath the bed, deputies said.
Deputies said they found a large bag of hybrid marijuana seeds in a sock that was sewn into a stuffed animal in the same room.
Deputies said they found a loaded .45 caliber semiautomatic gun beneath a bed mattress and a stuffed animal with marijuana seeds sewn in it in the living room, deputies said.
While deputies were serving the search warrant, 24-year-old Ignacio Jurado drove by the front of the home.
Jurado is the father of the children who were located in the home, deputies said.
Deputies said they were able to stop him and found more than $5,500 in cash. A loaded 9 mm handgun was also found concealed beneath the center console of Jurardo’s vehicle, deputies said.
A passenger in the car, Martin Lopez, 25, was arrested in connection with the concealed firearm. Lopez was found to be in possession of more than $1,000 cash, deputies said.
Jurado was arrested on charges of possession for marijuana for sale, cultivation of marijuana, possession of a concealed firearm and felony child endangerment.
Maria Reyna was arrested on charges of felony child endangerment, possession of marijuana for sale, conspiracy and for maintaining a drug residence.
All three were found to be illegally present in the United States.
Immigration detainers were placed on all three.
Members of H.I.D.T.A., Cal-MMET, K.N.E.T., KCSO Gang Unit, and an agent with Homeland Security Investigations, and an agent with the U.S. Forest Service assisted with the execution of the warrant.
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