Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Possession of Controlled Substance
Report Number:
2013-39453    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Possession of Controlled Substance
Location:
8100 Block of Uva Drive Redwood Valley, Ca
When: Date: 12-20-13 Time: 0920 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Joshua Derr 33 Ukiah, Ca
Suspect #2: Erik Torres 32 Redwood Valley, Ca
         
Written by: Lieutenant Jason Caudillo
Synopsis: On 12-20-13 at 0920 hours Mendocino County Sheriff's Detectives conducted a traffic stop of a speeding vehicle in the 8100 block of Uva Drive in Redwood Valley, California.

Detectives contacted the driver, Joshua Derr, and learned he had a suspended driverís license as well as active warrants for his arrest out of Mendocino County for violation of probation, failure to appear in court and driving on a suspended license.

Detectives conducted a recordís check of the passenger in the vehicle, Erik Torres, and learned he too had active warrants for his arrest out of Mendocino County for violation of probation, failure to appear in court and recent use of a controlled substance.

Both Derr and Torres were taken into custody and a search of the vehicle, incident to arrest, was conducted.

During the search approximately 1-gram of suspected methamphetamine was located under the driver seat. Additionally, approximately 3-grams of suspected methamphetamine were found to have been dumped inside a bottle of soda near the front passenger seat.

Derr and Torres were both charged with possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Mendocino County Jail.

Derr was to be held in lieu of $35,000.00 bail and Torres was to be held in lieu of $10,000.00 bail
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten