Timothy James Bennett
WILLITS — On December 7th at approximately 8 P.M., CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife noticed a truck parked sideways across the road, blocking it off completely.
The Warden spoke with the driver, Timothy James Bennett (27) of Laytonville, and noticed the smell of marijuana drifting out of the truck. A subsequent search lead to the discovery of seven pounds of bud, at which point a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy was called for further assistance.
Turns out, Bennett was on felony probation for an unrelated offense — not the best juncture of life to be caught with pot (let alone seven pounds of it). Back to jail he went, complete with a fresh set of charges: possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana, and violation of probation. He is housed without bail.
A female companion who was with Bennett at the time was released without charges.