Seven Pounds of Marijuana Discovered in Truck Parked Sideways in Roadway, Says Sheriff’s Office
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:
The vehicle was parked sideways in the roadway, completely blocking it. The Warden contacted the driver, Timothy James Bennett.
As the Warden spoke to Bennett, the Warden detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the truck. A subsequent search of the truck resulted in the discovery of a duffle bag containing approximately seven pounds of bud marijuana.
The Warden called for a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy to assist further.
A Deputy Sheriff arrived a few minutes later and assumed responsibility of the investigation.
Bennett was determined to be on felony probation for an unrelated offense and possession of marijuana was a violation his probationary terms.
Bennett was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana and violation of probation.
Bennett was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held without bail.
A female passenger was released without charges.