Two Arrested in Mendocino Meth Bust

This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Mendocino SheriffOn 06-15-15, at approximately 11:30 AM, Mendocino County Deputy Sheriffs were called to the Point Arena City Park, located to the west of the 200 block of Main Street in Point Arena, California regarding a subject camping in the park in a makeshift lean-to.

Deputies contacted Rosamond “Lopie” Owston and Mitchell Orrick concealing themselves under a sheet in the makeshift camp site on the stage in the park, near the children’s play area.

During the contact Deputies found Owston in possession of a Nunchaku, a felony violation of 22010 PC, and learned that Orrick was wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant for violation of 459 PC [Burglary], with a $20,000.00 set bail.

Owston and Orrick were arrested and taken into custody without incident. Orrick was found to be in possession of approximately 1-gram of methamphetamine in violation of 11377(a) H&S, and both Orrick and Owston were found to be in possession of pipes for smoking methamphetamine, in violation of 11364.1 H&S.

Owston was lodged at the Mendocino County Jail for the listed charges with a $15,000.00 set bail.

Orrick was also lodged at the Mendocino County Jail, for the warrant and listed charges, where bail was to be set at $20,000.00 for the warrant and an additional $10,000.00 for the new violations.

Rosamond "Lopie" Owston

Rosamond “Lopie” Owston

Mitchell Orrick

Mitchell Orrick

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