Man Apparently Surprised to Learn He Had 102 Pounds of Pot in the Car

Pile of Pot

Trinity County Sheriff’s Press Release:

On October 20, 2012 at approximately 11:50 pm a California Highway Patrol (CHP) unit stopped a vehicle driven by Jeremiah S. Fazzio for making an unsafe lane change on Highway 299 in the area of Fawn Lodge Road in Trinity County. When the CHP Officer contacted Fazzio he noticed criminal indicators of drug trafficking.

Trinity County Sheriff Deputy Nate Trujillo and his K-9 partner Johnny responded to the scene to investigate the vehicle. Johnny alerted to the presence of an odor of a controlled substance. The Officer searched the vehicle and located 102 plastic bags containing marijuana in the trunk. Each bag appeared to contain approximately 1 pound of marijuana. The Trinity Narcotics Task Force (TNTF) consisting of members of the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol were summoned to the scene to assume the investigation.

Fazzio stated he had never seen the marijuana before and did not know where it came from. Fazzio was arrested by the TNTF for possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana.

Fazzio was being held on $10,000.00 bail and bailed out of the Trinity County Jail on October 21, 2012.



Person Arrested:
Jeremiah Scott Fazzio, DOB: 11/05/1988, Orem, Utah
11359 HS – Possess Marijuana/Hashish for Sale
11360(A) HS – Give/Transport/Etc Marijuana over 28.5 grams

Agency’s involved:
California Highway Patrol
Trinity County Sheriff’s Office
Trinity Narcotics Task Force
101 Memorial Drive, P.O. Box 1228
Weaverville, CA 96093
(530) 623-2611
BRUCE HANEY, Sheriff/Coroner
KEN LANGSTON, Undersheriff


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