Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Possession of Methamphetamine
Report Number:
2013-11210    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Possession of Methamphetamine
Location:
Covelo, Ca
When: Date: 4/10/2013 Time: 1300 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Javier Alvarez 31 Hopland, Ca
Suspect #2: Meliton Rangel 34 Stockton, Ca
Suspect #3: Jeff Carver 30 Willits, Ca
         
Written by: Lieutenant Kirk Mason
Synopsis: On 4/10/2013, at approximately 1300 hours, a Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputy conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a speeding vehicle on Highway 162 in Covelo, California.

Upon contacting the occupants of the vehicle the Deputy determined that the driver, Javier Alvarez, had two outstanding warrants (controlled substance use and domestic violence) for his arrest totaling $25,000.00 in bail.

Following Alvarez’s arrest, the Deputy conducted a search of the vehicle. During the search the Deputy located a marijuana smoking pipe and a methamphetamine smoking pipe. The Deputy also located approximately 1.8 grams of methamphetamine in individual plastic baggies inside the vehicle.

Meliton Rangel and Jeff Carver, both passengers in the vehicle, were then placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell (Methamphetamine).

Rangel and Carver where transported to the Mendocino County Jail where they both were to be held on $35,000.00 bail.

Alvarez was also transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on $25,000.00 bail for his outstanding arrest warrants.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten