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 04-18-2021 at approximately 10:56 P.M. a Mendocino County Deputy Sheriff was on patrol when they observed a vehicle displaying expired registration in the 1200 block of South State Street in Ukiah, California.
The Deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The Deputy contacted the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle who was identified as Joseph Hoaglin.
Upon contact with Hoaglin, the Deputy observed a pill bottle in the cup holder of the center console which contained a plastic baggie. Through an investigation, the Deputy determined the bottle contained opioid pain pills which were not prescribed to Hoaglin and are classified as a Schedule II controlled substance.
The Deputy conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and of Hoaglin’s person.
In the vehicle, the Deputy located a plastic baggie containing a commercial quantity of suspected methamphetamine and a glass methamphetamine smoking pipe. The Deputy also located a plastic baggie containing additional suspected methamphetamine on Hoaglin’s person.
Hoaglin was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance for sale (11378 HS), transportation of a controlled substance (11379(a) HS) and possession of drug paraphernalia (11364(a) HS).
Hoaglin was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was later cited and released to appear in court at a later date.