Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Pair Booked in County Jail After Ukiah Traffic Stop Elicits Fentanyl, Heroin, and Meth


This is a press release from 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 06-13-2021 at approximately 10:05 P.M. a Mendocino County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a vehicle code violation in the 1300 block of North State Street in Ukiah, California. 

The Deputy contacted the driver of the vehicle, who was identified as Laura Adams, and the passenger of the vehicle, who was identified as Leartis Caradine. 

Caradine was found to be on active Parole through the California Department of Corrections, and had a felony warrant for his arrest for violation of parole. 

Adams was found to be on summary probation out of Mendocino County.  Adams was evaluated and found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. 

The Deputy conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located the following:

4 separate bags containing a total of 13.7 grams suspected Fentanyl (10.1 grams, 1.7 grams, 1.1 grams, and .8 grams.) 

One bag containing 1.3 grams suspected heroin. 

Operational digital scale. 

Two methamphetamine smoking pipes. 

Caradine was placed under arrest for the Parole Warrant and subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held without bail. 

Adams was placed under arrest for 11351 HS (Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales), 11352(a) HS (Transportation of a Controlled Substance), 11364(a) HS (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia) and 1203.2 PC (Violation of Probation). 

Adams was booked into the Mendocino County Jail, to be released on zero bail after the booking process in accordance with COVID-19 bail schedule set forth by the State of California Judicial Council.


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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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