Sacramento arborist arrested in Lake County drug incident

Sacramento arborist arrested in Lake County drug incident

LOWER LAKE – LAKE COUNTY  A Sacramento man traveling through Lower Lake, a town at the south end of Clear Lake, was pulled over Saturday at 5 pm because his Ford pickup truck did not have the licence plates properly displayed. The traffic stop resulted in a drug arrest for the 30-year-old driver, Solomon Schumaker.

Schumaker was pulled over on Spruce Grove Road in Lower Lake.

Schumaker was pulled over on Spruce Grove Road in Lower Lake.

According to Steve Brooks of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, when the deputy addressed Schumaker about the plates, he noticed that he seemed to be under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant, which may be methamphetamine, cocaine, or any number of other legal or illegal drugs. He asked Schumaker to come out of the truck and administered a series of tests, which he failed. The deputy placed him under arrest  for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Drugs, a gun, and cash were seized in the traffic stop from Schumaker's truck.

Drugs, a gun, and cash were seized in the traffic stop from Schumaker’s truck.

The deputy and his partners continued to search Schumaker’s vehicle, and found evidence that he was operating as a drug dealer. They located 16 ounces of crystal meth and 1.75 ounces of cocaine. He also had a digital scale and packaging materials, and a .32 caliber loaded semi-automatic pistol. They also found several bundles of cash totaling $5,500.00 stashed in a towel under the driver’s seat.

Schumaker works on a tree (Facebook)

Schumaker works on a tree (Facebook)

According to Schumaker’s Facebook page, he is a certified arborist who works on tree maintenance, trimming and removal for a Sacramento company. A records check by the Lake Sheriffs also revealed that he is a convicted felon.

He was booked into Lake County’s Hill Road Correctional Facility and charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance and possession while armed, in addition to being a felon in possession of a firearm, and his earlier under the influence charges. The cash was seized and will likely be forfeited as profits form illegal narcotics sales.

Sacramento arborist arrested in Lake County drug incident was last modified: March 10th, 2014 by admin
Categories: Lake, Sacramento

Comments

  1. Rod Stuart
    Rod Stuart 14 June, 2014, 10:20

    People like him should remain behind bars..

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    • Redwoodroyalty
      Redwoodroyalty 30 October, 2015, 20:36

      @Rod
      Like me? ?
      You don’t know anything about me other than the worst thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.
      Yet you pass judgment and decided that I’m scum without a second thought.
      Rough around the edges yes, but not the gun wielding drug dealer the media portrayed me as.
      I am a hard working husband and father of two.
      I am a professional, an active productive asset to the city I live in and the industry I work in.
      But I understand your quick narrow-minded judgement. I don’t mean that rudely.I’ve passed judgment based on media information as well, but I try not to.

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