Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11377(A)H&S- possession of methamphetamine,25850 (A)PC- loaded firearm
Report Number:
2012-25776    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11377(A)H&S- possession of methamphetamine,25850 (A)PC- loaded firearm
Location:
77000 Hwy 162, Covelo, CA
When: Date: 9-27-12 Time: 9:45 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Joshua Clayton Hanover 24 Covelo, CA
         
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 9-27-12 at approximately 9:45 PM, Mendocino County Sheriffs Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no tail-lights on Hwy 162 in Covelo. The driver, 24 year-old Joshua Hanover, was contacted.

On contact with the driver, deputies observed marijuana inside the vehicle.

A search of the car revealed a loaded rifle behind the driver's seat. A methamphetamine smoking pipe was found in the car near the rifle. A search of Hanover's person located a plastic baggie of methamphetamine in his pants pocket and in his jacket pocket.

Hanover was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possessing a loaded firearm in a public place and then transported to the Mendocino County Jail.
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