A Santa Maria man was arrested Tuesday morning for possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of sales.
At about 10 a.m., members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Compliance Response Team (CRT), with the assistance of detectives from the sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau, witnessed a wanted subject sitting in a vehicle in the 1800 block of North Broadway in Santa Maria, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Hoover.
They contacted Kenneth Hilbrant, 30, of Santa Maria, and an associated female, identified as Stephanie Marie Lyons, 44, also of Santa Maria.
Hilbrant, who is on active post sentence supervision with the county's Probation Department, was searched along with his vehicle. The search revealed approximately 2.7 ounces of suspected crystal methamphetamine and other indicia consistent with narcotics sales, within his vehicle, Hoover said.
Hilbrant was arrested without incident for an outstanding warrant and possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of sales.
Lyons was later discovered to also have a warrant out of Santa Barbara County and was arrested as well.
Hilbrant and Lyons were later booked into Santa Barbara County Jail. Neither is eligible for bail.