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 08-22-2021 at 10:31 P.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a motel located in the 1700 block of North State Street in Ukiah, California.
The call for service was in regards to unwanted subjects at the business. On arrival, the Deputies contacted an employee of the business and two male subjects. The males subjects were identified as Leartis Caradine and Rocky Duman.
The employee requested that Caradine and Duman be removed from the business.
The Deputies observed a vehicle, they believed was driven by Duman, parked in the parking lot of the business. The Deputies observed a methamphetamine pipe and a personal use quantity of methamphetamine inside the vehicle, in plain sight.
Both Caradine and Duman advised they had several personal items at the location and requested permission to get their property before leaving.
The Deputies collected Caradine’s property from the area where it was stored and observed a commercial quantity of methamphetamine among the items.
The Deputies continued their investigation and developed probable cause to believe Caradine was in possession of methamphetamine for sale. A records check revealed Caradine was on active parole. Parole was contacted and issued a Parole Hold for Caradine.
As the Deputies were investigating the incident, the Deputies were able to confirm Duman was driving the vehicle containing the observed methamphetamine pipe and methamphetamine.
Caradine was arrested for 11378 HS (Felony – Possession of Controlled Substance For Sale) and 3056 PC (Felony – Violation of Parole). Caradine was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of No Bail.
Duman was cited to appear in the Ukiah Superior Court for violations of 11377(a) HS (Misdemeanor – Possession of Controlled Substance) and 11364 HS (Misdemeanor – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia).