A probationer and his girlfriend suspected of manufacturing and selling large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana in Riverside and Corona were behind bars Thursday.
Brett James Kedney, 32, and Terra Rochelle Vessels, 28, both of Corona, were each arrested Tuesday on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Kedney was additionally booked for alleged transportation of meth for sale and probation violations.
He’s being held without bail, and she’s being held on $50,000 bail — both at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside.
According to Riverside police Officer Javier Cabrera, the police department’s Narcotics Unit was alerted to drug trafficking activity on the west end of the city earlier this month and initiated an investigation that ultimately pointed to Kedney and Vessels as the alleged suppliers.
After gathering sufficient evidence that the pair were allegedly engaged in meth manufacturing and sales, a search warrant was obtained and served at their apartment in the 1700 block of Via Pacifica, Cabrera said.
“During the search, they located evidence of a butane hash oil lab, several ounces of methamphetamine, a couple pounds of marijuana and two handguns,” the police spokesman said.
The suspects were taken into custody without incident.
Both have prior felony convictions, but no information was available regarding the type of offenses.
The case has been submitted to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office for review.