Bad Day to be from McKinleyville

Two McKinleyville men should have stayed home yesterday.  Bryan Dimonte (21) and Robert Paul Lightner (29) hopped into their cars yesterday but, in two separate incidents and in two different counties, the two men were stopped for traffic infractions and ended up in jail.  Dimonte ended up in the Mendocino Jail and Lightner ended up in the Humboldt County Jail.

According to the Mendocino Sheriff’s Press Release:

On 09/07/11 at about 1300 hours Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office initiated a vehicle stop near Steele Ln. Laytonville. Deputies contacted the Driver Bryan Dimonte, as well as a male adult passenger.  While receiving a drivers license and registration, the deputy noted the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Dimonte denied having any marijuana in the car and when asked to open the trunk, he refused.  When asked for the keys to the vehicle to open the trunk, he refused.  Dimonte was arrested for 148 PC resisting or delaying a peace officer.

A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 5 pounds of marijuana packaged in shipping boxes and concealed in the trunk of the vehicle.  Dimonte was arrested for possession for sales and transportation of marijuana.  Dimonte was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed charges where he is held on $30,000.00 bail.

And, according to the Humboldt Sheriff’s Press Release:

On 09-12-2011, approximately 11:45 p.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a Dodge pickup for a vehicle code violation on Central Avenue, McKinleyville. After contacting the driver, who was identified as Robert Paul Lightner, 29 years, of McKinleyville, the deputy learned Lightner was on probation with a search clause. Other deputies arrived and they searched Lightner’s vehicle and his home. During their search they located numerous illegal prescription pills including Methadone and Oxycodone, along with 56 grams of Hashish, and 23 lbs of Marijuana.

Lightner was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of Hashish, violation of probation, and possession of marijuana for sale. His bail was set at $25,000.00.

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