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Covelo Woman Found in Possession of Illegally Modified Handgun and Sawed-Off Shotgun


The following is a press released issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 04-02-2021 at approximately 9:00 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 76000 block of Henderson Lane in Covelo, California. 
Jessica Oliver arrived at the residence in vehicle with two other subjects and Deputies learned she resided at the residence. 
Deputies observed Oliver standing by an inoperable truck on the property nearby the residence.  While Oliver was being interviewed, another Deputy observed a purse partially hidden in the fender well of the inoperable truck. 
The purse was searched and Deputies located a 9mm pistol with a special selector switch attachment that would make the pistol a fully automatic machine gun.   Also in the purse was a short-barrel 410 gauge double barrel shotgun and identification in Oliver’s name.    
Attached are photographs of the pistol and shotgun. 
The shotgun had been illegally modified with a barrel length less than 18 inches and an overall length less than 26 inches.
Oliver was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges. 
In accordance with the COVID-19 emergency order issued by the State of California Judicial Council, bail was set at zero dollars and Oliver was released after the jail booking process, on her promise to appear in court at a later date.


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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Playing it By Ear: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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