Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11359 HS [Possession of Marijuana for Sales], 11360 HS [Transportation of Marijuana]
Report Number:
Coroner Number:
11359 HS [Possession of Marijuana for Sales], 11360 HS [Transportation of Marijuana]
North Highway 1 at Little Lake Road Mendocino, Ca
When: Date: 09/19/2013 Time: 0025 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: Jesus Coronado 35 Ukiah, Ca
Suspect #2: Martha Tisdale 22 Ukiah, Ca
Written by: Sergeant Joseph Comer
Synopsis: On 09/19/2013 at approximately 0025 hours, Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies initiated a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for a registration violation at the intersection of North Highway 1 and Little Lake Road in Mendocino, California.

Upon initial contact with the two occupants of the vehicle, Deputies observed a large trash bag in the rear seat containing marijuana. Deputies also smelled an overwhelming odor of marijuana emitting from within the vehicle.

The driver Jesus Coronado and passenger Martha Tisdale were directed to exit the vehicle and Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle for marijuana. Deputies located four separate trash bags, all of which contained marijuana bud.

Deputies arrested Coronado and Tisdale and seized the marijuana found in their possession, which had a total combined field gross weight of 65-pounds.

Coronado and Tisdale were transported to the Mendocino County Jail where they were booked and lodged on the listed charges. Both were to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten