Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Charges for Willits Woman

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:

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) featureOn 06-21-2022 at approximately 12:41 AM Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Amanda Sizemore [age 46 from Willits].

Deputies contacted Sizemore who was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle.  Deputies observed a clear plastic bag containing over an ounce of marijuana.

Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and found several grams of methamphetamine, approximately two pounds of marijuana,  paper blots of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and drug paraphernalia associated with selling illicit drugs.

Deputies learned Sizemore was legally prohibited from possessing or using pepper spray, which she possessed at the time of the stop.

Deputies arrested Sizemore for the listed charges and was she was booked into the Mendocino County where she was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Charges:11359(c) H&S (Possess Marijuana for Sale with Prior Conviction)

22810 (a) PC (Unlawful Possession of Tear Gas Weapon-Pepper Spray)

11378 H&S (Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale)

11379 H&S (Transportation of Controlled Substance for Sale)

11350 H&S (Possession of a Controlled Substance)


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Righteous Thorn
Righteous Thorn
5 days ago

possible illegal search. legalize drugs already.

5 days ago

Wow! You can tell if it may have been an illegal search. Were you there to witness the actual incident?

Tony SD
Tony S
3 days ago
Reply to  Me

Marijuana is legal in the state of California, and not a ‘Probable Cause’ to search a person or vehicle.