Stop High Speed Rail – Banner
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on April 27, 2015
Home » Santa Clarita News » Breaking News » Man Arrested In Castaic, Found With 84 Pounds Of Marijuana
Man Arrested In Castaic, Found With 84 Pounds Of Marijuana

Man Arrested In Castaic, Found With 84 Pounds Of Marijuana

A Santa Cruz man suspected of transporting 84 pounds of pre-packaged marijuana was arrested in Castaic by California Highway Patrol officers at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday, officials said.

Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox.

William Henry Russell Jr. allegedly crashed into a guardrail on the Interstate 5, north of the Templin Highway exit, in a white Chevy, according to a witness in a CHP report.

He then reportedly fled the scene southbound, driving erratically, according to the report.

A citizen contacted a CHP officer after witnessing the crash and the officer located the Chevy, which displayed damage on its right side consistent with guardrail damage, weaving in lanes just north of Lake Hughes Road.

Related:  SCV Sheriff’s Department Deputies Seize Large Amount Of Marijuana ‘Wax’

The officer stopped Russell, on The Old Road, north of Lake Hughes Road, where Russell confirmed his involvement in the crash and exhibited signs of impairment, the report stated.

After field sobriety tests, he was arrested and charged for driving under the influence and hit and run.

Officers search Russell’s vehicle and allegedly found the pre-packaged marijuana within the Chevy.

Russell was then transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for medical clearance and subsequently booked as charged at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, according to the report.

His bail was listed at $100,000 and he is due at Los Angeles County Superior Court in San Fernando on Friday, according to Sheriff’s Department officials.

Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or drop us a line at

KHTS AM 1220 - Santa Clarita News - Santa Clarita Radio

Source: Santa Clarita News

Man Arrested In Castaic, Found With 84 Pounds Of Marijuana

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

About KHTS AM 1220

High Speed Rail – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
Action Family Counseling – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – Tile
AV Party Rental – Tile
Adage IT – Tile
Brent’s Carpet One – Tile
Galpin Motors – Tile
Little Caesars – Tile