ROSAMOND – A former Kern Co. Deputy Public Defender was one of three people arrested Thursday after authorities raided a Rosamond duplex as part of a narcotics investigation.
Craig Elkin was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and delaying a peace officer, according to a press release by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. Read it below:
On Thursday, May 29th, 2014, deputies from the Rosamond Substation conducted a narcotics investigation in the 2500 block of Diamond Street.
Deputies found Kimberly Stowers, age 32, of Rosamond and Jesus Carillo, age 58, of Rosamond, working inside a vacant duplex. Carillo is on parole. A search of the duplex was conducted and a small amount of methamphetamine was located. Carillo was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and Stowers was arrested for being under the influence and possession of methamphetamine.
Another subject, Craig Elkin, age 62, a local defense attorney, was contacted just outside the Duplex. Elkin was found to be displaying signs of drug influence and was subsequently arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Subsequent to these arrests, a search warrant was obtained for the adjoining duplex. Just before midnight on Thursday, May 29th, 2014, deputies assigned to the Rosamond Substation assisted by members of the Cal-MMET (California Multi-jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team) served a search warrant at the residence.
Deputies seized approximately five grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, various packaging, scales, and drug paraphernalia, including numerous methamphetamine smoking pipes. One of the rooms in the residence also contained over 400.00 in currency and a “pay and owe” sheet.
Elkin was charged the additional charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and delaying a peace officer.
Stowers was charged with the additional charge of possession of a controlled substance for sales.