Gualala Man Arrested After Found Concealing a Ghost Gun and Thirty Round Clip

This following 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 08-07-2021 at approximately 10:40 PM,  A Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle driven by the sole occupant (Francisco Duenas) at the intersection of Baechtel Road and Shell Lane in Willits, California.

The Deputy observed symptoms of controlled substance influence and later determined Duenas was under the influence of a controlled substance. 

A search of the vehicle was conducted and a loaded unregistered semi-automatic pistol with no serial numbers (Ghost Gun) and an attached loaded 30 round magazine was located in the vehicle.  

Duenas is a convicted felon and prohibited from possession any firearms or firearm ammunition by California law. 

Duenas was arrested for the listed violations and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $35,000.00 bail.

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