Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 11360 H&S [Transportation of Marijuana for Sales]
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11360 H&S [Transportation of Marijuana for Sales]
North Highway 101 at Appliance Lane, Willits, Ca
When: Date: 07-09-2014 Time: 11:10 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State of California
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Michael Soave 29 Sacramento, Ca
Suspect #2: Carlos De La Ossa 29 Cutler Bay, Fl
Written by: Sergeant Darren Brewster
Synopsis: On 07-09-2014 at approximately 11:10 P.M., Deputy Sheriff's from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation.

While Deputies were standing outside the vehicle they could smell the odor of fresh marijuana. The driver of the vehicle, Michael Soave, admitted to Deputies there was marijuana inside the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle four one pound bags of high grade Marijuana were located behind the passenger seat of the vehicle.

During the investigation Deputies learned the front passenger, Carlos De La Ossa was also involved in the transportation of marijuana for sales. De La Ossa was found to have $7,972.00 dollars inside his pants pocket, which was seized pursuant to asset forfeiture laws.

Soave and De La Ossa were arrested for the listed violation and then transported to the Mendocino County Jail in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Greg Stefani