BPD Find Torture Victim at Narcotics Lab

BPD Find Torture Victim at Narcotics Lab

On Saturday, April 17, 2021 at about 9:00 P.M. Bakersfield Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence in the 2600 block of Bishop Drive for an unknown situation. Dispatch remained on the phone with the caller, who was later identified as Daniel Wilson (25) of Bakersfield.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male victim who appeared to have been assaulted and bound with rope. While rendering aid to the victim inside the residence, officers were overcome by a strong chemical odor. They quickly removed the victim from the residence, and the Bakersfield Fire Department’s Hazmat Team responded to determine the cause of the
chemical odor.

A Hazmat Firefighter entered the residence to determine the cause of the chemical odor, and if the residence could be rendered safe for further investigation. Hazmat ventilated the residence and determined it was safe to enter. It was determined the residence had an active Butane Honey Oil (BHO) lab operating in the room where the victim was located.

Evidence related to drug sales were located, along with a firearm. Wilson was also found to be in possession of possible fentanyl. Wilson was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Kern County Jail for multiple charges, including attempted homicide, mayhem, torture, possession of a controlled substance, and manufacturing of a
controlled substance.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital and is listed in critical, but stable, condition. This is an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.