Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Transportation and Possession for Sale of Controlled Substance
Report Number:
12-32340    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Transportation and Possession for Sale of Controlled Substance
Location:
18770 North Highway 1 Fort Bragg, CA
When: Date: 11.30.12 Time: 9:30 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Bret Bengston 34 Fort Bragg, CA
         
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 11.30.12, at about 2130 hours, Mendocino County Deputy Sheriffs consensually contacted Bret Bengston and another subject standing near a vehicle parked in the Nor Cal Gasoline gas station parking lot. The deputies observed marijuana in plain view in the vehicle and Bengston provided a false name when asked for identification.

Bengston claimed ownership of the marijuana, provided his true name, and was subsequently arrested for outstanding arrest warrants. A search of Bengston revealed that he was in possession of a large amount of methadone pills. Further investigation by the deputies produced information that Bengston has been selling the methadone and the marijuana.

Bengston was arrested for violations of 11359 H&S and 11360 H&S (Possession of marijuana for sale and Commercial transportation of marijuana) and 11351 H&S and 11352 H&S (Possession of a controlled substance for sale and Commercial transportation of a controlled substance), as well as the arrest warrants. The deputies seized 225 Methadone pills and 7.6 lbs. of marijuana. Bengston was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail with bail set at $110,000.00.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten