FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TRAFFIC STOP FOR AN ILLEGAL U-TURN TURNS UP CRYSTAL METH AND CASH:
Ripon Ca. – On 10-02-12, at approximately 2235 hours, Officer Mike Perry was on patrol in the area of N. Jack Tone Rd. and W. Santos Ave. He observed an orange Saturn perform an illegal u-turn in the intersection. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle. The driver was found to have a suspended drivers license. The passenger in the vehicle was found to be on active parole.
A search of the vehicle was conducted. Approximately 70 grams of crystal methamphetamine, narcotics paraphernalia, a syringe, marijuana and over $1,000 in cash was located.
Scott Ray Casey (24) of Hilmar was booked into the San Joaquin County jail on charges that included: Possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and a parole hold.
Victoria Carline White (36) of Merced was booked into the San Joaquin County jail on charges that included: Possession of a controlled substance, and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.
P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336