9 arrested for possession of drugs for sale in Porterville, police say

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Nine individuals have been arrested after police found them in possession of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine for sale during a wellness check in Porterville, the Porterville Police Department said.

Detectives say they responded to a home in the 200 block of North Maston Street to conduct a probation compliance check of two individuals residing there, per their court-ordered terms and conditions on Saturday at 1:10 p.m.

While at the home, detectives contacted 27-year-old Christopher Salinas, 37-year-old Ryan Thorn, 47-year-old Anne Taff, 26-year-old Kelsey Kruger, 57-year-old Mauricio Acevedo, 53-year-old Rosenda Ramirez, 59-year-old Rhonda Kruger, 22-year-old Zoie Rhodes, and 31-year-old Maximiliano Nava.

During the probation compliance check, detectives say they discovered the residence to contain narcotic paraphernalia in plain sight. Thorn was found to be in possession of approximately two and a half ounces of methamphetamine possessed for sales, approximately 27 grams of fentanyl possessed for sales, approximately four grams of cocaine possessed for sales, live ammunition, narcotic paraphernalia, and operational digital scales. Acevedo and Rhodes were also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Narcotic paraphernalia was located in the home as well.

As detectives spoke with the aforementioned subjects, they say, Anne Taff, Christopher Salinas, Kelsey Kruger, and Ryan Thorn were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Based on the evidence located, detectives say they arrested all the subjects contacted during this investigation on suspicion of charges including maintaining a residence for narcotics sales/use, convicted felon in possession of ammunition, possession of methamphetamine for sales, and destroying evidence. They were all booked at the Tulare County South County Detention Facility.

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