Women busted for allegedly selling cocaine, possession of meth
BARSTOW • A woman is in custody and is set to be arraigned on a felony charge Friday after a two-week investigation led to her arrest on suspicion of selling cocaine.
At approximately 8:14 a.m. Wednesday, the Barstow Police Department served a search warrant at a residence in the SunCrest Apartment Complex in the 200 block of North Yucca Avenue, according to a news release from the Police Department.
During the search, Latanya Nanakobi was found in possession of a half-ounce of cocaine and $1,319, the release states. The money found in Nanakobi’s possession is believed to have been obtained through illegal transactions from the residence, according to the release.
Roberta Simmons was also found at the home in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine, according to the release. Other items associated with narcotics sales were found and seized at the residence, according to the release.
Nanakobi, 35, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a felony, and could face up to four years in county jail.
Nanakobi is scheduled to appear in court on Friday and is currently being held at Barstow Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, booking records show.
Simmons, 54, was arrested for unlawful possession of a restricted dangerous drug, but further information was not immediately available Thursday.
Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to call BPD Officer Dante Caliboso at 760-256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at 800-782-7463.
Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or JQuintero@DesertDispatch.com.