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Search Warrant in Covelo Results in Arrest of Resident for Possessing 9mm Pistol, Magazine, and Methamphetamine


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.  



  1. Sean, your analysis of local crime is a one trick pony my dude. Anytime an accused individual is Hispanic, you just gotta throw in the immigration status question. Remember a historical fact of importance: the Spaniards have been in California a lot longer than the Anglos. There’s a strong possibility these families have been in the Americas longer than any Anglo.

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Matt LaFever
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Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Playing it By Ear: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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