Traffic Stop Turns to Cannabis Bust

An arrest was made this Sunday after a Deputy with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office noticed a vehicle driving on Highway 101 with a broken tail lamp, which quickly led to the discovery of cannabis.

Bubble Hash

The Deputy was able to conduct a traffic stop at 248800 N. Highway 101 at 4:00 p.m.

The Deputy then contacted the driver, 30 year-old Dana Brandon Hambelton of Eureka. As he spoke to the man, the Deputy detected the smell of cannabis from the interior of his vehicle. A search led to the discovery of four mason jars containing a “honey oil” type of concentrated cannabis. Honey oil, or hash oil, is said to get the user higher easier, and has been described to have “mind numbing power” according to the Cannibis Culture website and magazine.

There was also a plastic bag nearby, which contained 92 grams of a different type of cannabis known as “bubble hash”, a type of refined cannabis that bubbles once it is smoked. It is touted by users for removing impurities from the drug, and is promoted to “health conscious” users who wish to avoid any chemical processing residue.

Hambelton was arrested and lodged in the Mendocino County Jail for possession of concentrated cannabis and transportation of marijuana. His bail was set at $15,000.

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Traffic Stop Turns to Cannabis Bust was last modified: July 15th, 2013 by admin
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Adrienne Chukwuneta is a Journalism student in Sacramento and Writer for Crime Voice.