Friday, March 31, 2023

Deputies Spot Ukiah Parolee ‘Talking to Himself’ and Find Him in Possession of Meth


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:

Cody Ladd [Mugshot from MCSO]

On 07-13-2021 at 2:38 A.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were on routine patrol in the area of South State Street and Lewis Lane in Ukiah, California. 

As the Deputies approached Lewis Lane they observed an adult male talking to himself.  The Deputies contacted the subject and identified him as Cody Ladd.

A records check revealed Ladd was on active parole.  As the Deputies spoke to Ladd they observed objective signs indicating he was under the influence of a controlled substance (central nervous system stimulant). 

The Deputies performed field sobriety tests on Ladd.  The results of those tests provided the Deputies with probable cause to believe Ladd was under the influence of a controlled substance.  

Ladd was arrested for 11550(A) HS (under the influence of controlled substance).  During a search incident to arrest, the Deputies located a clear plastic bag containing a white, crystalline substance. 

Through their training and experience, the Deputies identified the substance as suspected methamphetamine; which was a violation of 11377(A) HS (Possession of Controlled Substance).  

The Deputies contacted Ladd’s Parole Officer.  Ladd’s Parole Office placed a parole hold on Ladd for 3056 PC (violation of parole). 

Ladd was arrested for the above listed charges and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a No Bail status.



  1. Yes, but if you murder someone while manufacturing up a batch you are free to go after we book you. The real crime here was that he was ” talking to himself”…

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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 if you know a story that needs to be told.

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