The following is a press release issued by the Willits Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On January 22nd, 2023 at about 12:30pm, Willits Police Department (WPD) Officers were detailed to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office’s Willits substation on a report of a robbery of marijuana at a nearby address on Creekside Drive.
WPD Officers interviewed three victims who told the investigating Officers they were robbed at gunpoint by five adult males of approximately 40-50lbs of processed marijuana bud. The location of the robbery is a marijuana related business at a residence. The business had approval to operate as a medical consultancy. The approval did not authorize the storage and/or handling of marijuana at the subject site. City officials will initiate a second investigation regarding the unauthorized use.
The five suspects included a client identified by the business owner as Robert Jamison (28, Anaheim). The suspects fled the area in a black Jeep Compass with Arizona license plates and an unidentified second vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing. WPD is encouraging anyone with information of the robbery or the suspects’ whereabouts to contact Officer Pearson at (707)459-6122.