Four Tehachapi area residents were arrested on Dec. 5 when Tehachapi Police executed a search warrant at 19064 Backes Lane and located a stolen vehicle at the property.
Taken into custody were 43-year-old registered narcotics offender and probationer Matthew James Scogin, for possession of a stolen vehicle and being under the influence of a controlled substance, as well as probationers Amanda Racquel Holt, 29, and Kay Ward Fridley, 54, both for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Also arrested was 50-year-old Paul Smith Jr., for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Further investigation conducted via a seperate search warrant in the 21000 block of Highline Rd. on Dec. 6, turned up additional evidence linking Scrogin ad Smith to the vehicle that was stolen from the Tehachapi area on or near Sept. 24.