Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Possession of Controlled Substances for sale
Report Number:
13-3509    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Possession of Controlled Substances for sale
Location:
32000 block Basin Street Fort Bragg, CA
When: Date: 02.02.2013 Time: 0103 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Walter Stough 59 Fort Bragg, CA
Suspect #2: Joni Dearing 51 Fort Bragg, CA
Suspect #3: Jon Anderson 59 Fort Bragg, CA
         
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 02.02.2013, at approximately 0103 hours, Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were patrolling the Noyo Harbor on Basin Street in Fort Bragg.

Deputies observed a motor home parked in a permit parking area and, from prior contacts, recognized the motor home as being occupied by Walter Stough and Joni Dearing.

Knowing that Dearing is on formal probation, with a search clause, the deputies contacted the occupants of the motor home. Contacted in the motor home were Walter Stough, Joni Dearing, and Jon Anderson.

A search of the motor home revealed items that indicated the occupants had been ingesting controlled substances when the deputies arrived. These items included methamphetamine smoking pipes, syringes, and approximately .5 grams of methamphetamine.

Jon Anderson was found to be in possession of numerous prescription drugs and items indicating that he was engaged in the illegal sale of those drugs.

The drugs were seized and the listed persons were arrested and lodged at the Mendocino County Jail, with charges and bail as follows:

Walter Stough was booked for violations of 11377 H&S, 11366 H&S and 11364 H&S with $15,000.00 being the set bail.

Joni Dearing was booked for violations of 11377 H&S, 11364 H&S, and violation of probation, being held on a no bail status.

Jon Anderson was booked for violations of 11365 H&S, 11377 H&S, 11378 H&S, and 11364 H&S with $25,000.00 being the set bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten