Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
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(Title of Crime/Incident) Furnish Marijuana to Child Under 14 years, Violation of Probation
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Furnish Marijuana to Child Under 14 years, Violation of Probation
24501 Ten Mile Road. Point Arena
When: Date: 08.20.12 Time: 4:00 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Juvenile
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Jody Petty 41 24501 Ten Mile Rd. Point Arena, CA
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 08.20.12, at about 2:00 PM., a parent reported to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office that they recently discovered that their child, who is under 14 years of age, had been supplied with marijuana by Jody Petty, age 41. The parent also alleged that Jody Petty had not only furnished the marijuana to their child but had also been smoking marijuana with the child.

On 08.20.12, at about 4:00 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Petty on Eureka Hill Rd., Point Arena. Further investigation into the allegations produced evidence which led to Petty's arrest for violation of 11361(a) H&S (Furnish marijuana to a minor child under 14 years of age). Petty was also found to be in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, without a medical recommendation, in violation of 11357(b) H&S.

Petty was arrested without incident for the crimes, as well as a violation of the terms of his probation, (which stem from a 2011 case in which Petty was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and trespassing).

Jody Petty was booked into the Mendocino County Jail for violations of 11361(a) H&S and 1203.2 PC with bail set at $55,000.00.
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