Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11378 H&S- possession of controlled substances for sale
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11378 H&S- possession of controlled substances for sale
100 block Sherwood Hills Drive, Willits
When: Date: 4-07-13 Time: 6:55 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Jamiu Olakan Aronudade 25 Goodyear, AZ
Suspect #2: Asahel Harold Weaver 45 Willits, CA
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 4-07-13 at approximately 7:00 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in the 100 block of Sherwood Hills Drive, Willits, to investigate a report that four to seven individuals had forced their way inside the home.

On arrival the Deputies observed a subject at a Ford Explorer in the front yard with Arizona license plates. The subject appeared to be hiding something in the console area and then attempted to walk away from the vehicle.

The responding Deputies believed they may have interrupted a robbery and that the item being hidden could be a weapon. They detained the man and located the concealed item. It was a plastic bag containing over six ounces of suspected methamphetamine. Twenty-five year-old Jamiu O. Arogundade of Goodyear, AZ, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Inside the home, forty-five year-old Asahel Weaver Jr. of Willits, was arrested for possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine which was in plain sight on the table in front of him. Two other males escaped on foot. Weaver and Arogundade were transported to the Mendocino County Jail without incident. Arogundade is being held with bail set at $40,000.00 while Weaver's bail is set at $25,000.00.

The motive for the suspects forcing their way into the home was never determined.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani