Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11377(a) H&S: Possession of methamphetamine, 148(a) PC: Resisting/obstructing a Peace Officer, 11364(a) H&S: Possesion of drug parphernalia
Report Number:
2014-6633    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
11377(a) H&S: Possession of methamphetamine, 148(a) PC: Resisting/obstructing a Peace Officer, 11364(a) H&S: Possesion of drug parphernalia
Location:
900 Block of E. School Way, Redwood Valley, Calif.
When: Date: 03/13/2014 Time: 11:00 am
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: State of California
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Tony Morfin 43 Donner Lane Ukiah, Ca.
         
Written by: Sergeant James VanHagen
Synopsis: On 03/13/2014 at approximately 11:00 am, Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were on routine patrol in the 900 Block of E. School Way in Redwood Valley, Ca., when they observed a blue Chevrolet pick up traveling east bound that had an expired registration sticker on it (Nov. 2013), in violation of 4000(a) of the California Vehicle Code.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver who identified himself as Tony Morfin. As Deputies spoke to Morfin they could see that his hands were shaking and he was acting very nervous. Deputies could also smell the odor of marijuana coming from the cab of the pick up truck. Deputies conducted a search of the truck and located a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine, along with a small amount of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana bud.
As Deputies continued the search they located a back pack behind the pick up seat that contained approximately $60,000 in U.S. currency in misc. denominations. In a lock box in the bed of the truck Deputies located an additional 2-3 pounds of processed bud marijuana that was packaged for sale.
Morfin was arrested and while attempting to handcuff him he resisted arrest by pulling away. Morfin was secured and handcuffed without further incident. He was transported and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the above listed charges and his bail was set at $20,000 dollars.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani