Photo: Shem Ortiz
Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“Just before midnight on December 7th, a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop along on Interstate 80, near the Foresthill Road exit.
The deputy contacted the driver, who was identified as 45-year old Shem Ortiz, of North Highlands. Ortiz had two outstanding Sacramento County warrants.
After speaking further with Ortiz, the deputy believed there was drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The deputy searched the car and found methamphetamine and several glass pipes.
Additionally, the deputy found concentrated cannabis (honey oil), two partially used cans of butane, and four bags with various forms of marijuana (including the buds, shavings, and stems) inside a backpack.
These items are typically used in the production of concentrated cannabis. A search of Ortiz’s person revealed a large amount of cash in his pockets.
Ortiz was arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended driver’s license, along with his two warrants.”
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