Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11359 H&S- possession of marijuana for sale, 11360(A)H&S- transport of marijuana, 11370.6- possession of currency for use drug transaction
Report Number:
2012-30001    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11359 H&S- possession of marijuana for sale, 11360(A)H&S- transport of marijuana, 11370.6- possession of currency for use drug transaction
Location:
MPM 76 Hwy 101, Laytonville, CA
When: Date: 11-06-12 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: John D.L. Denney 36 McKInleyville, CA
         
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 11-06-12 at approximately 9:45 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's office were on routine patrol when they observed a vehicle traveling on Hwy 101 near Laytonville California. The vehicle had ilegally tinted windows, in violation of vehicle code section 26708. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at MPM 76.00 on Highway 101 and contacted the male driver, thirt-six year-old John Denney of McKinleyville. MCSO K-9 Deputy "Ben" was on scene and alerted to the exterior of the vehicle, indicating the presence of drugs in the car. During the search of the vehicle Deputies located four, very large, empty rubberized "sea bag" type of duffle bag, often used to transport marijuana. Also found was one pound of bud marijuana, numerous documents that showed marijuana sales and transactions, a TASER, and more than $130,000.00 in U.S. currency. Denney was arrested, without incident, transported and booked into the Mendoccino County Jail for possession and transportation of marijuana and possession of money intended for a drug transaction. His bail was set at $50,000. Suspect Denny posted bail and was released prior to this press release.
Approved By: Sergeant James VanHagen