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 11-06-2021 at about 6:08 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Agency Road in Covelo, California.
Deputies contacted Lawrence Frease inside the residence. During the search of the residence, Deputies located a hidden 9mm pistol loaded with live cartridges.
A search of Frease’s person revealed an extra 9mm pistol magazine that belonged to the found 9mm pistol. Also in Frease’s possession was plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine.
Frease was evaluated and determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
Frease was arrested for the listed violations and booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.