Man Arrested on Drug Charges During Traffic Stop

Kern County Sheriff’s deputies, working with the California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team, arrested a Lamont man during a traffic stop for drug possession.

45-year-old Alex Veloz was pulled over near Edison Highway and Fairfax Road Thursday evening. A search of his car turned up a half-pound of the drug, which had a street value of $22,000.

– Scott Thackrey