Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11359(H&S- possession of marijuana for sale, 11360(A)H&S- transportation of marijuana, parole hold
Report Number:
2014-6377    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11359(H&S- possession of marijuana for sale, 11360(A)H&S- transportation of marijuana, parole hold
Location:
310 S. Main St, Willits, CA
When: Date: 03-10-2014 Time: 3:00 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Adrien J. Sotomayor 27 Yucaipa, Ca.
Suspect #2: John P. Theis 30 San Jacinto, Ca.
         
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 3-10-2014, at approximately 3:00 PM, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office contacted two men at the Patriot gas station, 310 S. Main St, Willits.

Adrien Sotomayor of Yucaipa, Ca. and thirty year-old John Theis, of San Jacinto, C. told the Deputies they were returning from a trip to Humboldt County.

When Sheriff's Dispatch advised that one of the men was on parole (and therefore subject to search), the Deputies searched the rental car and discovered two black duffle bags in the trunk. Inside the duffle bags were twenty-one (21) one-pound plastic bags of high-quality bud marijuana.

Both men were arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana. Theis was held on $50,000 bond. Sotomayor was held without bail on a parole hold.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani