Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11379.6 H&S Manufacture controlled substance, 11358 H&S Cultivation of marijuana, 11359 H&S Poss. marijuana for sale, 11366.5 H&S Maintaining place to grow marijuana, 12022 PC Armed in commision felony.
Report Number:
13-5693    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11379.6 H&S Manufacture controlled substance, 11358 H&S Cultivation of marijuana, 11359 H&S Poss. marijuana for sale, 11366.5 H&S Maintaining place to grow marijuana, 12022 PC Armed in commision felony.
Location:
1400 block of Boonville Road, Ukiah Ca
When: Date: 02/14/13 Time: 1500 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: Brian Stephens 54 Ukiah, Ca
Suspect #2: David Gattoni 33 Ukiah, Ca
Suspect #3: William Miller 64 Ukiah, Ca
         
Written by: Sergeant Bruce Smith
Synopsis: On 02/14/13 Deputies from the County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team (COMMET) assisted by Probation Officers from the Mendocino County Probation Office conducted a probation search at a residence located in the 1400 block of Boonville Road in Ukiah, California.

Upon the personnel's arrival, Brian Stephens was contacted at the residence.

Seized from the location were items used to manufacture controlled substance (honey oil via the butane extraction method), 1,003 indoor growing marijuana plants, 3.2 pounds of concentrated cannabis and 16 firearms.

Stephens was arrested on the listed charges and booked into the Mendocino County jail were he was subsequently released after posting $75,000.00 bail.

Charges are being sought through the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office against David Gattoni (property owner) and another person, William Miller, who was determined to also reside at the residence.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten