BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Sheriff's deputies arrested 3 people while executing search warrants in east Bakersfield. A special drug team started its operation Saturday at a house in the 9000 block of Story Lane.
Investigators said they caught 32-year-old Jesus Quintero in the act of selling drugs. When they tried to arrest him, he allegedly ran several blocks to a house in the 800 block of Mission.
One neighbor said Quintero threw drugs on the top of the house or something and deputies caught that.
Quintero likely ran to the home on Mission because he rented the property behind it, for his animals, and the landlords say he seemed like a relatively trustworth guy until recently.
In the past few weeks we noticed a change in his behavior, said another neighbor.
Neighbors are now concerned about Quintero's animals, a horse and a donkey.
Quintero was booked into the Kern County jail on suspicion of drug possession, resisting arrest and destroying evidence.
Two other men arrested with him are facing similar charges.