Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11358 H&S-cultivation of marijuana, 11359 H&S possession of marijuana for sale,12022(A)1 PC- armed in commission of felony
Report Number:
2013-32198    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11358 H&S-cultivation of marijuana, 11359 H&S possession of marijuana for sale,12022(A)1 PC- armed in commission of felony
Location:
58000 Airport Road, Covelo
When: Date: 09-26-13 Time: 2045 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Juvenile male 17
         
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 09-26-13 at approximately 2045 hours, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office observed a Hispanic male sitting in a pickup truck parked alongside an open field marijuana garden on Airport Road in Covelo, California.

As Deputies pulled up to the pickup truck they noticed the male had fled on foot. Deputies heard movement in the brush and located a 17 year-old male, believed to be the occupant of the pickup truck, lying under the bushes.

A loaded .45 caliber pistol with an extra loaded magazine was on the ground near the 17 year-old male.

Deputies located approximately 2-pounds of marijuana inside the pickup truck that was being trimmed for processing purposes.

The marijuana garden consisted of 45 budded plants. The garden was eradicated by Deputies and the 17 year-old male was transported to the Mendocino County Juvenile Hall where he was booked on the above charges.

The investigation into the presence of the marijuana garden is ongoing and anyone with information can contact Deputy Jason Cox at (707) 459-7833.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten