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By Veronica Jacuinde
Wasco Tribune 

Firearms, cocaine found during shooting probe


Last updated 10/9/2023 at 2:11pm | View PDF

Courtesy of Kern County Sheriff's Department

Seized firearms, ammunition and cocaine.

On Friday, Sept. 29, during an ongoing investigation of a shooting, three men in Wasco, Adrian Oliva, 20, Angel Villa, 21, and Elija Gonzalez, 32, were arrested after search warrants were executed seizing firearms, ammunition, high-capacity magazines and approximately five ounces of suspected cocaine.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, deputies from the Wasco substation and the Kern County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division executed search wrrants at residences in the 2800 block of Broadway Street and the 2600 block of Spruce Avenue related to the 20-year-old Oliva, who was the suspect in a shooting that left two victims injured.

He was located and arrested on an outstanding felony warrant for charges of attempted homicide and conspiracy. Villa was arrested for possessing a stolen firearm, and Gonzalez for numerous weapons and narcotic violations.

All three were booked at the Central Receiving Facility.

The Sheriff's Office asks that anyone with additional information regarding this investigation to contact the office at 661- 861-3110 or the Secret Witness confidential tip line at 661-322-4040.


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