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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday August 9th, 2017 :: 10:02 a.m. PDT


Sheriff's detectives seize guns, drugs, cash at Windsor home during search warrant.

Detectives seized guns, drugs and cash at Windsor home during a search warrant that netted four arrests yesterday. This was the culmination of a two week investigation by the Property/ Narcotics Investigation Unit.

At about 7:35 AM detectives from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office went to a home in the 600 block of Strech Ln in Windsor with a search warrant where occupants were believed to be in possession of drugs and guns. As the detectives surveilled the home, they found the resident, 36-year-old Fabian Markham, returning to the residence in a Toyota Camry.

Detectives stopped Markham and searched his car where they found a number of hidden compartments throughout the vehicle which is a commonly used method to transport drugs. A further search of Marham’s vehicle was conducted and detectives found 1.19 grams of methamphetamine, 2 cellular phones, $541 in currency and written notes indicating drug sales. Markham was detained while the Sheriff’s SWAT team was utilized to serve the search warrant at Markham’s home due to the likely presence of guns and drug sales.

The Sheriff’s SWAT Team responded and surrounded the residence at about 10:15 AM. Deputies made numerous calls on the public address system for the occupants to come out. Deputies heard movement in the home but nobody came to the front door. Deputies used a loud flash bang device in the back yard to get the occupants’ attention. After no response, a second device was utilized causing another loud explosion to get the occupants’ attention. After the second device went off, the occupants exited the front door and were detained cooperatively. These three occupants were identified as 31-year-old Terence Martin, 26-year-old Faith Bolema and 32-year-old Brittani Paulson.

The Sheriff’s SWAT team cleared the residence before the Sheriff’s Detectives began their search. During the course of the search warrant, detectives found a cache of guns including three handguns, six shotguns and four rifles. Most of them were loaded with ammunition. One of the firearms was determined to be a short barreled assault rifle which is illegal to possess. In addition detectives found high capacity magazines, a bullet proof vest, a large amount of assorted ammunition in boxes and ammo cans. They also found 45 grams of crystallized methamphetamine, 49 grams of heroin all packaged for sales, assorted pills, scales, cell phones, packaging supplies, counterfeit currency, smoking pipes and $8,373 in currency.
It was determined that Martin, Markham and Paulson live at the home in Windsor. Bolema has an address in Sebastopol. Detectives also found that Martin possessed a dog at the home that was not being cared for and had several infections. Sonoma County Animal Control took custody of the dog and is caring for it.

Martin was ultimately booked into the Sonoma County Jail on felony charges of drug paraphernalia, possession of a short barreled rifle, possession of assault weapon, possession of large capacity magazines, possession of stolen firearm, drug addict in possession of firearms and animal cruelty. He is being held on $60,000 bail.

Markham was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on felony charges including possession or narcotics for sales and transportation of narcotics. He is being held on $40,000 bail.

Bolema was booked on one misdemeanor charges of possession of narcotics paraphernalia and a probation violation. She has since been released on a citation.

Paulson was booked on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on a $1,000 bail bond.

Prepared By: Sgt. Spencer Crum
CR 170808006
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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