Police arrested 35 year-old Jered Harwin on Friday for multiple felony drug and weapons charges after officers conducted a search of his Isla Vista residence on the 6700 block of Sueno Road. 

Deputies seized over 47 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 32 grams of suspected cocaine, 3 grams of suspected heroin and a loaded, un-serialized 9mm pistol with additional ammunition. Courtesy of SBSO

Raquel Zick, a public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBSO), told the Nexus on Sunday afternoon that Harwin’s arrest stemmed from an investigation into the Dec. 5 arrest of Kyle Dodge, a 36 year-old Goleta resident. 

Around 1 a.m., SBSO arrested Dodge for multiple felony drug and weapons charges at a traffic stop near I.V. after seizing 22 firearms and 90 grams of methamphetamine from his car. 

Harwin, a passenger in Dodge’s car during the traffic stop, was cited and released for possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, SBSO said in a press release on Saturday. 

But as a result of the investigation into Dodge’s arrest, “Harwin was discovered to be on conditional release from custody while he awaits trial for an unrelated incident,” the press release read. “Pursuant to the terms of his court-ordered release, deputies conducted a search of Harwin’s residence.” 

“The search yielded over 47 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 32 grams of suspected cocaine, 3 grams of suspected heroin and a loaded, un-serialized 9mm pistol with additional ammunition,” the press release continued. 

Following the search of his residence, Harwin was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail for three felonies, according to the press release: possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of a controlled substance for sales and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person. 

Pursuant to the extension of Emergency Rule 4, which sets bail for all misdemeanor offenses and many felony offenses at zero dollars, Harwin was released without bail, according to the press release. 

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