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Three Santa Rosa Men Arrested for Transporting 50 Pounds of Cannabis After Ukiah Traffic Stop

(L to R) Jose Luis Bribiessca-Armenta, Jorge Alberto Lozanocasillas, Anthony Escutia-Martinez [Mugshots from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs]

A late-night traffic stop near Ukiah on Sunday, September 24, 2023, led to the discovery of 50 pounds of processed cannabis and the subsequent arrest of three Santa Rosa men.

California Highway Patrol’s Olegario Marin told us an officer patrolling Highway 101 around 11 o’clock that evening spotted a blue Hummer H3 “weaving over the solid white line on US-101 southbound north of [Ukiah’s] North State Street.” 

Upon a search of the vehicle, officers found “50 pounds of processed cannabis” lacking the “required licensing and paperwork.” 

The driver, 19-year-old Jose Luis Bribiessca-Armenta, was booked for misdemeanor possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana, driving under the influence, and driving without a license. He was hit with a felony conspiracy charge.

Passengers 20-year-old Jorge Alberto Lozanocasillas and 19-year-old Anthony Escutia-Martinez were both arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana, and felony conspiracy.

All three had their bail set at $15,000 and were out on bail the same day they were booked. 

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It must be stated that the charges have not been proven in a court of law. In accordance with the legal principle of the presumption of innocence, any individual described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFeverhttps://mendofever.com/
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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