$140K in cash seized during narcotics investigation

$140K in cash seized during narcotics investigation
Seized cash from a search warrant served Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in east Bakersfield is seen in a photo provided by the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A search warrant served Wednesday at a home in the 8300 block of Pioneer Drive resulted in four people being arrested and more than $140,000 in cash being seized.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office, along with a special enforcement team, served the warrant as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

The cash was found in a plastic shopping bag inside a closet and in a shoe lying on top of a bed.

A small amount of suspected cocaine was found on one of the suspects.

Two Bakersfield men – 24-year-old Juan Torres and 32-year-old Efrain Martinez – and two men from Federal Way, Wash. – 27-year-old Miguel Orquiz and 29-year-old Abel Orquiz – were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy and drug sales.