FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT STOP LEADS TO DRUG POSSESSION ARREST
Ripon CA: On 03-13-13, Officers Mario Ysit and Rachel Beuttler were on patrol in the area of Frontage Rd. and N. Stockton Ave. They conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Trailblazer near the Blu-Lite Liquor Store (258 East Frontage Road) regarding several traffic violations. During a search of the vehicle, 121 grams of marijuana with an estimated street value of $2,400, packaging materials, cash and a switchblade knife, manufactured to resemble a firearm were located in the vehicle.
Brandon Daniel Garcia (20) of Ripon was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges that included possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana and possession of a switchblade knife in a vehicle.
P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336