Monday, October 2, 2023

Ukiah Pair Booked in County Jail for Methamphetamine Possession and Intent to Distribute


The following is a press release 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 07-06-2021 at 2:39 A.M. Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies were on routine patrol when they observed a vehicle pull into a business located in the 1300 block of North State Street in Ukiah, CA. 

The Deputies made consensual contact with the occupants of the vehicle and identified the driver as Edgar Vazquez and the passenger as Ivette Mendoza.

A records check revealed Vazquez was on Pre-Trial Release with terms to include fourth amendment waiver search. 

The Deputies performed a search of Vazquez’s person and located a clear plastic bag containing a commercial quantity of suspected methamphetamine in his clothing.  The Deputies searched the vehicle and located drug paraphernalia and two additional packages containing commercial quantities of suspected methamphetamine. 

Through their investigation, the Deputies developed probable cause to believe both Vazquez and Mendoza engaged in conspiracy to posses and transport methamphetamine for sale. 

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Vazquez was arrested for 11378 HS (Felony Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale), 11379 HS (Felony Transportation of a Controlled Substance For Sale) 182(a)(2) PC (Felony Conspiracy To Commit a Crime) and 12022.1 PC (Felony Commit Crime While On Bail or OR). 

Mendoza was arrested for 11378 HS (Felony Possession Of a Controlled Substance For Sale), 11379 HS (Felony Transportation of a Controlled Substance For Sale) and 182(A)(2) PC (Felony Conspiracy To Commit Crime).

Vazquez was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.

Mendoza was booked into the Mendocino County Jail, to be released after the booking process on zero bail pursuant to 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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