Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 30605(a)PC- possession of an assault weapon, 11359 H&S- possession of marijuana for sale, 11360(A)H&S- transportation of marijuana, 11377(A)H&S- possession of methamphetamine,12022(A)1PC- armed in the commision of a felony, 32310 PC- possession of a large capacity magazine
Report Number:
2013-39493    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
30605(a)PC- possession of an assault weapon, 11359 H&S- possession of marijuana for sale, 11360(A)H&S- transportation of marijuana, 11377(A)H&S- possession of methamphetamine,12022(A)1PC- armed in the commision of a felony, 32310 PC- possession of a large capacity magazine
Location:
Blosser Lane @ Highway 20 Willits, Ca
When: Date: 12-20-2013 Time: 1350 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Brandon Duane Cleland 30 Willits, Ca
         
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 12-20-2013 Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Durango in the area of Blosser Lane and Hwy 20 in Willits, California for registration and equipment violations.

While speaking to the driver, Brandon Cleland, the Deputies detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

A pat search of Cleland's person resulted in the discovery of a glass methamphetamine pipe and approximately 1-gram of suspected methamphetamine in his jacket pocket.

Inside Cleland's vehicle were two one-pound packages of bud marijuana, triple vacuum-sealed and packaged to be mailed.

Also located was an AR 15 type of assault rifle with features like a collapsible stock, flash suppressor, pistol grip and forward vertical grip that classify it as a prohibited assault weapon under California law.

Cleland was arrested for possession of an assault weapon, possession of high capacity magazines, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana and being armed while in commission of a felony.

Cleland was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on $25,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten