2 face drug charges after stop with child in car
Two Fort Bragg residents are behind bars after being arrested on suspicion of a number of drug charges on Jan. 4 in Colusa County.
Adam Lee, 43, was driving on Highway 20 with Marina Anderson and an unidentified 8-year-old as passengers, according to a press release from the California Highway Patrol.
At approximately 2:20 p.m., Lee was stopped by an CHP officer for tailgating the vehicle in front of him and crossing over double-yellow lines, the incident report said.
The officer "smelled the strong odor of fresh marijuana emitting from the vehicle," thereby giving the officer probable cause for a search, the report said.
The officer found a black trash bag containing 15 ounces — nearly a pound — of marijuana was located in the vehicle, according to the report. Lee was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana more than 28.5 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and transportation of marijuana.
Anderson, the front-seat passenger, was found to be in possession of 2.73 grams of methamphetamine and a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue, the report said. She was arrested on suspicion of possession and transportation of methamphetamine — both felony charges — and possession of drug paraphernalia — a misdemeanor.
According to the report, both subjects were verbally uncooperative on the way to the Colusa County Jail and throughout the booking process. The child was taken to the Williams CHP Office and released to a family member.