Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale, Possession of Marijuana, Driving Without a License
Report Number:
12-22066    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale, Possession of Marijuana, Driving Without a License
Location:
39000 block S. Highway 1, Gualala
When: Date: 08.27.12 Time: 5:30 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: The People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: John Cullen Sr. 72 40495 Old Stage Rd. Gualala, CA
         
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 08.27.12, at about 5:30 PM, in the downtown Gualala area Mendocino County Sheriffs Deputies stopped a pickup truck driven by John Cullen. Cullen, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was found to be driving without a valid driver's license.

While speaking with Cullen the deputy noted the odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed that Cullen was in possession of approximately 27 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 5 grams of marijuana, a portable digital scale, and items used for the packaging for sale of methamphetamine.

Cullen was subsequently arrested for violations of 11379 H&S (Possession of methamphetamine for sale) and 12500(a) VC (Unlicensed driver). Due to a medical emergency Cullen was released from custody at the scene to an ambulance for transport to a local hospital.

The report has been submitted to the Mendocino County District Attorney for charging.
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