SMPD Traffic Stop Results in Arrests, Cash from Drug Sales, Narcotics, and Firearm Seized
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Originally published as a San Mateo Police Department Facebook post –
“San Mateo, CA- On Friday, January 21, 2022, at approximately 7:11 p.m., San Mateo Police conducted a traffic stop on a Honda for a vehicle violation near the intersection of South Norfolk Street and Shoreview Avenue.
Officers determined that the driver, later identified as Yahya Bolak, was on probation and subject to a search. Two passengers in the vehicle were identified as Lani Manumalanga and Lutoviko Ahoia. Manumalanga was also on probation and subject to search, and he had two outstanding warrants for gun charges.
SMPD officers conducted a search of both Bolak and Manumalanga. Prior to being searched, Ahoia, disclosed he possessed a gun in his pocket. SMPD officers detained Ahoia and seized the firearm without incident.
All three subjects were safely secured before a search of the vehicle commenced. During the search of the vehicle, SMPD officers located approximately 67.21 grams of marijuana packed for sales. Additionally, officers located various types of packaged edible psilocybin and $594 in cash.
Based upon the location of cash, packaged narcotics, and firearm, officers determined that the individuals were likely engaging in drug sales. Officers seized all items as evidence. All three subjects were transported to SMPD headquarters, cited, and released from SMPD.
Remember, “If you see something, say something.” We’re encouraging our community to utilize security cameras. They are especially helpful identifying suspicious activity in neighborhoods when cameras are street facing. Our officers regularly canvass for surveillance and you can help by notifying SMPD where cameras are located in your neighborhood at http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/Nest.
This remains an open and active investigation.
Lani Manumalanga, a 23-year-old San Bruno Resident
Charges: Possession of marijuana for sale (11359 H&S) and Conspiracy to commit crime (182(a)(1) PC)
Yahya Bolak, a 23-year-old San Mateo resident
Charges: Possession of marijuana for sale (11359 H&S), Conspiracy to commit crime (182(a)(1) PC), and Driving on a Suspended License (14601.1(a) CVC)
Lutoviko Ahoia, a 23-year-old San Mateo resident
Charges: Carry Concealed Weapon on a Person (25400(a)(2) PC), Carry a Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle (25850(a) PC), Possession of marijuana for sale (11359 H&S), and Conspiracy to commit crime (182(a)1 PC).”
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