UPPER LAKE – LAKE COUNTY – In the hills above White Rock Canyon the Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant and arrested 3 people in their 50’s on multiple charges.
Last Friday, February 21, at 9 am, detectives served a search warrant at the home of David Keith Tinney, 51, at his house in the hills above White Rock Canyon Road, at the south edge of the Mendocino National Forest in the far outskirts of Upper Lake. Tinney is a convicted felon on probation. On arrival, the detectives found Tinney along with Marialena Leonie Hampton and Doug Trimmer, both 51, at the house. They detained all three while conducting a search, according to Steve Brooks of the Sheriff’s department.
Though Ms. Hampton is listed as a resident of the town of Lakeport, she had a bedroom at Tinney’s house, at least for the time being. During the search of that room, a loaded rifle and shotgun were found, along with two glass methamphetamine pipes. Those items were seized as evidence as the search continued.
Tinney’s room had some loose meth crystals found on top of a desk, and a plastic bag with more in the desk cabinet. A digital scale, useful in measuring out gram level quantities of meth, was found along with a used meth pipe. In the closet they located a bag full of assorted ammunition.
Doug Trimmer, of Lakeport, had brought a trailer, which was parked on the property. Three more glass meth pipes, and a few vicodin pills were found inside.
After gathering the evidence, all three were arrested and brought to the Lake County Hill Road Correctional facility. The host, David Tinney, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia, and being a felon with access to firearms and ammunition. Hampton was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Trimmer was charged with possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.