Northeast Bakersfield

Recycling center owner arrested by Kern County deputies

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A recycling center owner was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of illegally recycled nonferrous metals.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office said it made the arrest during an enforcement operation. Officers checked multiple recycling centers, and only Sameh Recycling, 2121 E. California Ave., was determined to be out of compliance with state and local laws.

The sheriff's office didn't give specifics for the infractions they say were committed by owner Sameh Wahba.