AR-15 Unloaded on Back Seat of Vehicle Causes Search Which Leads to Drugs and $7000 Cash, Says APD
This is a press release from the Arcata Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Saturday September 17, 2016 at approximately 9:00 pm, an officer with the Arcata Police Department stopped a vehicle for a moving violation in the 3200 block of West End Road in Arcata. When the officer contacted the driver he observed an AR-15 rifle on the back seat of the vehicle. The driver and a passenger were detained and the rifle was determined to meet the definition of an unregistered assault weapon as defined by California Penal Code section 30515(a). The rifle was not loaded at the time.A search of the vehicle yielded ammunition and magazines for the rifle, an amount of crushed Norco pills that was consistent with possession of a narcotic for sales, $7,000.00 cash, an amount of methamphetamine that was consistent with personal use and concentrated cannabis for personal use.The driver was identified as 20-year-old Orleans resident Nakoma Franklin-Donohue. The passenger was identified as 20-year-old Orleans resident Dolores Jazmin Gallegos.Franklin-Donohue was placed under arrest and booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:· PC 30600(a)-Possession of an Assault Weapon.· HS 11352(a)-Sales/Transport of a Narcotic.· VC 12500(a)-Driving While Unlicensed.Gallegos was placed under arrest and booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:· HS 11377(a)-Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).· HS 11357(a)-Possession of Concentrated Cannabis.