The following is a press release issued by the Ukiah Police Department. This has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
Fort Bragg Police Department has had an ongoing narcotics sales investigation since December On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, officers developed enough information to obtain search warrants on two apartments in the 300 block of Walnut St.
During the service of the search warrants, Kole Parker, 21, was found with over 50 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 17 “M30” pills believed to be fentanyl, digital scales, cash and other paraphernalia. The second search warrant was served simultaneously in the same apartment complex. Officers located Steven Jones, 75, with over 120 grams of suspected methamphetamine, over 2 grams of fentanyl, about a quarter pound of marijuana, digital scale, packaging materials, cash, cutting agents, and other narcotics sales paraphernalia.
Parker was arrested and booked into the MCSO jail on several charges including 11378 H&S – Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell and 11355 H&S – Intent to Furnish Fake Narcotics.
Jones was arrested and booked into the MCSO jail on several charges including 11378 H&S – Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, 11351 H&S – Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, and 11359(B) H&S – Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Unlawfully Distribute.
A third subject, James Duffy, 21, of Fort Bragg, was arrested and booked into MCSO jail for 148(A)(1) PC – Delay/Resist/Obstruct a Peace Officer, 1203.2(A) PC – Probation Violation, and 182 PC – Conspiracy.
Chief Neil Cervenka said, “We’ve received several tips about sales of narcotics and we investigate everyone. Often, these investigations take time to build a solid case. Fort Bragg Police Department is committed to the safety of our community. This extensive investigation resulted in getting this poison off the street and away from a vulnerable population.”
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact Officer Frank of the Fort Bragg Police Department at (707)961-2800 ext 139.
This information is being released by Chief Neil Cervenka. All media inquiries should contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.