Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Possession of methamphetamine for sales
Report Number:
2012-5197    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Possession of methamphetamine for sales
Location:
Black Bart Casino in Willits, CA
When: Date: 3/5/2012 Time: 0200
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Norton, Frederick Willits, Ca
Suspect #2: Jackson, Gurie Willits, Ca
         
Written by: Lieutenant Kirk Mason
Synopsis: On 3-5-2012, at approx. 0200 hrs, Sheriff's Office personnel were dispatched to the Black Bart Casino, located in Willits, regarding illegal drug activity.

Upon arrival, deputies were directed to contact security personnel, who advised that they may have seen an individual in the casino participating in the sales of illegal drugs.

Following an investigation, deputies determined that S-Frederick Norton and S-Gurie Jackson had been observed in a hand to hand transaction involving the purchase of methamphetamine, inside the casino. During a search of Norton, it was determined that S-Norton had a small tin container on his person that contained (7) seven individual packets of methamphetamine that was packaged for sales.

S-Jackson was issued a citation for being under the influence of a controlled substance, and released. S-Norton was placed under arrest and booked into the Mendocino County Jail for possession of a controlled substance for sale, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently being held on $25,000 bail.
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