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Laytonville Search Warrant Yields Twenty-One Firearms, LSD, Heroin, Cannabis, Fentanyl, Mushrooms—Says MCSO

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:


Firearms allegedly located at the 1000 block of Steele Lane in Laytonville, California [Picture provided by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office]

On 07-16-2022 at about 4:30 PM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant in the 1000 block of Steele Lane in Laytonville, California. 

At the location Deputies contacted/detained Brett Tucker and searched numerous trailers he controlled. 

In the trailers, the Deputies located 104 tabs of LSD, 30.8 gross field weight (GFW) of heroin, 7.1 GFW of methamphetamine, 5.9 GFW of psilocybin mushrooms and no less than 20 fentanyl pills.

The fentanyl pills were hidden inside a fake Dr. Pepper can. Next to the fake Dr. Pepper can was also a digital scale. There were numerous other digital scales and packaging materials located during the search. 

In one of the trailers, Deputies located 15 large containers containing marijuana in various stages of processing, with an estimated weight of over 200 pounds. Two other containers had approximately 20 pounds of bud marijuana packaged in 1 pound increments. Deputies further located growing marijuana plants on the property. 

Brett Tucker [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

Deputies further located 21 firearms hidden behind a false wall in a trailer. The firearms included 2 AR-10 rifles and a Polymer 80 9mm handgun all which did not have serial numbers. These firearms are commonly known as “ghost guns”.

Deputies further located a homemade firearm suppressor (silencer). 

There was also a short barrel shotgun and a stolen pistol, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Deputies located numerous ballistic vests, a collapsible baton, metal knuckles, and miscellaneous firearm items. 

Brett Tucker was found to be a prohibited person and is not legally allowed to possess firearms, or ammunition. 

Brett Tucker was arrested on the listed charges and booked into the Mendocino County Jail to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

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