9 Arrested, Drug Seized During Lancaster Raid

Nine people were arrested and 15 pounds of methamphetamine seized in a drug raid on a Lancaster home, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies said Friday.

Lancaster residents Mark Nelson, 35; Heinz Kraft, 31; Charles Hayes, 39, and Tina Cuthill, 24, were being held at the Los Angeles County Jail on drug charges in lieu of $1-million bail each, Sgt. Bob Denham said. The identities and hometowns of the other five suspects were not relased.

The arrests in the 43700 block of Rimvale Avenue near East Avenue J-11 were carried out in a joint operation with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies found scales, bags, other drug paraphernalia and $18,000 in cash, Denham said.