$26,800 Seized From Car Stopped for Speeding
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 06-12-2016 at approximately 12:20 AM Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office completed a traffic stop, due to a vehicle traveling at speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour, in a 65 mile per hour zone. The vehicle was stopped at Highway 101 and Lake Mendocino Drive Ukiah, California.
When Deputies contacted the driver (Carlos Larios) and front passenger (David Monroy) of the vehicle they could smell the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle a small amount of marijuana was located along with $26,800.00 in US currency.
After the investigation was completed both Larios and Monvoy were placed under arrest for 11359 H&S [Possession for Sale-Marijuana] and 11370.9(A) H&S [Proceeds over $25,000.00 Acquired for Drug Transactions].
Larios and Monvoy were transported to the Mendocino County Jail where they were to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.