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Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
Monday January 13th, 2014 :: 04:30 p.m. PST


A vehicle stop has resulted in one arrest and the seizure of LSD, marijuana, hashish and psilocybin mushrooms.

Public Information Release
January 13, 2014
Lieutenant Steve Brooks, Public Information Officer

A Sunday morning vehicle stop has resulted in one arrest and the seizure of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), processed marijuana, concentrated cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms.

On January 12, 2013 at approximately 10:30 am, a patrol deputy was traveling westbound on Highway 20 in Nice. He noticed a vehicle traveling in front of him which had a broken tail light. He also noticed the vehicle was dragging a dog leash, which was attached to the passenger door. The deputy conducted an enforcement stop on Highway 20, near Pyle Road.

The deputy contacted the driver, who was identified as 30 year old Kevin Lord Dirksen, of Santa Maria. Dirksen told the deputy that he did not have a driver’s license because it was expired and previously suspended. The deputy asked Dirksen if he had anything illegal in the vehicle and Dirksen said he had approximately eight ounces of marijuana in a backpack.

Central Dispatch conducted a records check of Dirksen and advised he was on searchable probation out of San Louis Obispo County for sales of a controlled substance. The deputy was also advised that Dirksen’s driver’s license was suspended for a failure to appear in court.

The deputy conducted a search of the vehicle and located 10.3 ounces of marijuana, 12.3 ounces of hashish, 6.1 ounces of psilocybin mushrooms and 800 dosage units of LSD.

Dirksen told the deputy that he is a sound technician and grows medicinal marijuana for patients. He denied selling the marijuana and explained that he barters with it. Dirksen went on to say that he would trade one of the “pucks” of hash for an ounce of processed marijuana. He denied making the hash and said he obtained it from a friend. He also denied having any knowledge of the LSD or the psilocybin mushrooms and said he had borrowed the vehicle from a friend.

Dirksen was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of concentrated cannabis, possession of more than one ounce of marijuana and for driving while his license is suspended. He was transported to the Lake County Hill Road Correctional Facility and booked. He is currently still in custody and his bail is set at $35,000.00.

The Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force will continue its efforts to eradicate narcotics from the communities of Lake County and seize the suspected profits of drug trafficking for the asset forfeiture whenever possible. Anyone with information that can assist the Task Force with this effort is encouraged to call the anonymous tip line at 263-3663.

Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
1220 Martin St
Lakeport, CA 95453

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