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Cloverdale Police Department
Sunday September 11th, 2022 :: 03:04 p.m. PDT


Suspicious vehicle leads to the arrest of two for methamphetamine and Fentanyl

On September 11, 2022 around 8:45 am, Cloverdale officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a private driveway on Asti Road. Upon arrival, officers made contact with 2 people who were sleeping in a blue Dodge Journey. Officers determined that the driver, 39 year-old Maggie Tapia of Crescent City was on active felony probation.

Because of Tapia’s probation status along with the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle, both she and her passenger were asked to exit the vehicle to facilitate a probation search of Tapia and her vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle officers located 2 pounds of suspected methamphetamine as well as approximately 3 ounces of suspected fentanyl.  Various suspected drug paraphernalia and evidence of narcotics sales were also recovered from the vehicle. The approximate street value of the methamphetamine is estimated at $54,000 to $80,000.

According to the DEA, the amount of suspected fentanyl located at the scene amounts to approximately 39,100 lethal doses.  Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Over 150 people die every day from overdoses related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Tapia and her passenger, 38 year-old Anthony Grayson of Ukiah, were both arrested for multiple felony drug charges and were booked into the Sonoma County Jail.

Due to California legislation, the charges in this case offered a zero bail, which meant that the two would be released immediately with citations.  

Officers contacted a superior court judge and were authorized to enhance the bail to $100,000 per person.


Cloverdale Police Department
112 Broad St
Cloverdale, CA 95425

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