Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Possession of Marijuana for sales / Sales, transport, possess marijuana for sales
Report Number:
2012-32442    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Possession of Marijuana for sales / Sales, transport, possess marijuana for sales
Location:
Highway 162 at Cemetery Lane Covelo, Ca
When: Date: 12/1/2012 Time: 2200 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Justin Ortez 20 Shingle Springs, Ca
         
Written by: Lieutenant Kirk Mason
Synopsis: On 12-1-2012, at about 2200 hours, MCSO Deputies conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle displaying an expired registration in the area of Cemetery Lane, on Highway 162, in Covelo.

During the enforcement stop Deputies contacted the driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, who identified himself as Justin Ortez of Shingle Springs, Ca.

During the contact Deputies searched the vehicle with Ortez's permission and located 36 individual "ZIP LOCK" bags containing processed marijuana (The total weight was later determined to be 36 pounds of processed marijuana).

Ortez was arrested for possession of Marijuana with the intent of sales and transportation of the processed marijuana. Ortez was booked into the Mendocino County jail where he is being held on $25,000 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten