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20-year-Old Accused of Hiding Drugs During Booking

BARSTOW, Calif. ( A 20-year-old Lenwood man booked for possession of stolen property was found to have narcotics hidden on him, authorities said.

On May 6, 2017 at 4:24 am, Deputy Bubier was driving on Main Street in the City of Barstow and observed a vehicle driving erratically and was jeopardizing the safety of the public.

As the deputy followed the vehicle the driver, later identified as Eric Burdett began turning down side streets as if trying to avoid the deputy following him, authorities said.

Burdett came to a stop at the corner of Nancy Street and C Avenue in the City of Barstow.

“Deputy Bubier and Deputy Woods initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle and a records check of the vehicle showed it to be stolen from Barstow City several hours earlier,” according to a sheriff’s press release.

Burdett was positively identified by the victim as the suspect who had stolen his vehicle and was arrested for possession of stolen property and vehicle theft.

During the booking process at the Barstow Jail, Burdett was found to have narcotics hidden on him. Burdett was booked at the Barstow Jail and is currently being held on $60,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case can contact Deputy Ken Bubier or Sergeant Anthony Padfield at the Barstow Sheriff’s Station.

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