Routine traffic stop turns into drug trafficking arrest
On Saturday, August 16th at 7:47 p.m, a Siskiyou County Sheriff Office deputy conducted an enforcement stop for an infraction type violation on a vehicle and a driver in the Dorris area.
During the stop, the deputy detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having a large amount of marijuana in his vehicle.
A large amount of cash, two duffle bags each with 12 one-pound bags of marijuana inside of them and two syringes containing approximately 90 milliliters of controlled cannabis, also known as hash oil, were found.
Ming Yang Wang, 51, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance for sale, possession of concentrated cannabis, and related charges.
Wang was booked at the Siskiyou County Jail in Yreka.
The Siskiyou Unified Major Investigation Team, a local California Department of Justice led drug task force, participants from Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office, Yreka Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol were contacted and are assisting with the on-going investigation.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900