LANCASTER – A 28-year-old man and his girlfriend were arrested during a meth bust Wednesday afternoon, just footsteps away from Joshua Elementary School in Lancaster. Francisco Nunez and Veronica Garcia, 21, were jailed on narcotics-related charges, and the couple’s 1-year-old child was taken into protective custody, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
After a lengthy investigation, deputies with the LAN-CAP Team served a search warrant at a residence located on the 200 block of E. Avenue J-8.
Deputies found approximately ¼ pound of methamphetamine during the search and recovered approximately $500 in cash, a handgun, and seized the suspect’s vehicle.
Arrested at the home were Suspect Francisco Nunez and his girlfriend, Suspect Veronica Garcia.
They both have a 1-year-old child in common who was also at the home. The two suspects were arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sales, along with several other felony charges, including child endangerment.
The child was taken into protective custody. The residence was directly north of Joshua Elementary School.
Both suspects were booked at the Lancaster Station Jail and each held on $100,000 bail.
UPDATED 1/10/14: Veronica Garcia was released at 1:04 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, according to LASD inmate records. No charges were filed against Garcia as of Friday, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. Francisco Nunez on Friday was charged with transporting and selling methamphetamines, possession of a controlled substance for sale, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a felon in possession of ammunition, according to the LADA’s office.