Photo: suspects and their drugs
Originally published as a Sutter County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“On December 21, 2020 at approximately 2:51 am, Sutter County Sheriff’s Deputies were on active patrol in the area of Pleasant Grove Road and Wheatland Road (South County) when Sergeant Lopez conducted a registration check on a Toyota Camry.
The registration came back as a stolen vehicle out of San Diego. A high-risk felony stop was conducted. With the assistance of Deputy Taylor and Deputy Zorich of the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office, both the driver of the Toyota and the passenger were taken into custody without incident.
The driver was identified as 43-year-old, San Diego resident, John Wheat and the passenger was identified as 49-year-old, Santee resident, Dennis Jones.
A search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search approximately 5 pounds of methamphetamines’, scales, mushrooms, LSD, two stolen pistols, and numerous ammunition were located.
Both Wheat and Jones were booked into the Sutter County Jail for numerous charges including, possession of stolen guns, possession of a stolen vehicle, drug charges, and possession of drugs for sales.”