Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11377 HS [Possess Controlled Substance], 11550 HS [Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance], 14601.1 VC [Driving on Suspended/Revoked Driver's License]
Report Number:
2012-21905    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11377 HS [Possess Controlled Substance], 11550 HS [Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance], 14601.1 VC [Driving on Suspended/Revoked Driver's License]
Location:
31000 Block Simpson Lane, Fort Bragg
When: Date: 08-26-2012 Time: 0100 Hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Evan Ruczak 22 15020 North Mitchell Creek Road Fort Bragg, CA
Suspect #2: Britnee Hemingway 19 31584 Airport Road Fort Bragg, CA
         
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 08-26-2012 at approximately 0100 hours, deputies initiated a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 31000 block of Simpson Lane. Upon contact, deputies suspected that the two occupants of the vehicle were under the influence of a controlled substance.

The driver of the vehicle [Evan Ruczak] was ultimately arrested for driving on a suspended license. An under the influence of a controlled substance evaluation was conducted, which resulted in Ruczak and his Passenger Britnee Hemingway being additionally arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle incident to arrest and located (4) separate tinfoil bindles that contained what Ruczak identified as “DMT”. The suspected Dimethyltryptamine had a total combined gross field weight of 9.0 grams.

Ruczak and Hemingway were transported to and lodged at the Mendocino County Jail. Ruczak was booked on 11377 HS, 11550 HS and 14601.1 VC. Hemingway was booked for 11550 HS.
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