KCSO Make Million Dollar Drug Bust

KCSO Make Million Dollar Drug Bust

On January 10, 2021, Narcotics Detectives assigned to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force executed a narcotic search warrant in the 200 Block of E. McCord Avenue.

The search resulted in the seizure of the following dangerous narcotics:

3.06 pounds of Psilocybin mushrooms, (estimated street value $13,880).
22.92 pounds of DMT – (Dimethyltryptamine) a hallucinogenic drug. (estimated street value of $1,040,568).
LSD tabs and vials containing liquid LSD, (estimated street value of $3,900).
10 pounds of marijuana, (estimated street value $10,000).

Total estimated street value of the above seized narcotics- $1,068,348.

A loaded firearm, currency consistent with narcotics sales, and small amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine were also located inside the residence. David Jackson, age 42, was found to have been maintaining the residence for narcotic sales and operating a DMT extraction lab. Jackson was living in the residence with his juvenile children, ages 9 and 8. Child Protective Services (CPS) took custody of Jackson’s children, due to the poor living conditions and presence of the drug extraction lab and dangerous chemicals inside the residence.

Jackson was arrested for child endangerment, possession of a controlled substance for sales, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance while being armed with a loaded firearm, and for maintaining a residence for narcotics sales. Jackson was booked into the Central Receiving Facility (CRF) and is pending future court proceedings.