Man Arrested After Meth Falls Out of His Pocket While Being Searched by Deputy
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
The Deputy was driving in the 24000 block of Foothill Boulevard searching for the dispatched call for service.
When searching for the address, the Deputy observed a male adult subject walking on the south side of the roadway. Upon seeing the Deputy, the male subject quickly turned away and placed his hand in front of his face in a possible attempt to conceal his identity.
The male subject then began running south away from the roadway and the Deputy stopped to attempt and speak with the individual. When speaking with the male, he identified himself and was checked for warrants and probation with MCSO dispatch.
The subject informed the Deputy he had a knife in his pocket so the Deputy conducted a search for possible weapons. When obtaining the knife from the subject’s pocket, a bag of suspected methamphetamine fell out of the pocket. The Deputy detained the subject in handcuffs at that time and conducted a further search of the suspect. The Deputy located another bag of suspected methamphetamine in the subject’s pocket.
The Deputy advised and placed the subject under arrest for 11377(a) HS [Possession of Controlled Substance]. The Deputy learned that the subject had no form of legitimate identification on his person.
The Deputy was later able to confirm the subject’s true identity to be Robert Huang from prior booking photographs in Mendocino County. This was not the same name the subject provided when initially speaking with the Deputy. The other name provided by Huang was confirmed to be a real person who is believed to be a relative of Huang.
The Deputy advised Huang he was also being placed under arrest for 529(a) PC [False Identification to a Peace Officer].
Huang was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.