A small package of marijuana found in a Mendocino County Jail cell this week prompted a larger find of more marijuana stuffed inside of a toilet paper roll and a sock, jail officials reported Wednesday.
The marijuana totalled 33 grams and was divided into about eight, one-inch balled segments and was mixed with tobacco, said Mendocino Lt. John Bednar.
It was found in the cell of Jesse Bacon, 51, of Willits.
The amount of marijuana was large for being found inside of a jail, said Bednar.
Bacon was in jail awaiting sentencing for a car theft and methamphetamine possession case, said Bednar.
Wednesday Bacon was arraigned on a felony charge of possessing drugs in a jail.
The search started Monday morning during a routine inspection.
Corrections Deputy William Hardman found the small package on a desk in Bacon's cell.
About 50 inmates then were searched and removed from their cells while the officer and Britt, a sheriff's narcotics dog, searched all of the cells.
The dog focussed on a sock and the toilet paper roll, which were on a bunk.
The toilet paper roll held a tobacco package containing tobacco and marijuana. The sock held a lighter, cigarette rolling-paper and six small bundles of tobacco, chewing tobacco and marijuana.
Bacon had recently been out of jail on a court-ordered pass and jail officials believe he hid the marijuana in his rectum.
"We do search folks very well. We do a strip search and check their bodies," said Bednar.
Tale of Two Price Points
In the past five years, sales and new listings have soared for homes costing $1 million or more, even as they have declined in the rest of the real estate market.
Sales of homes $1 million or more
January to April 2012: 59
January to April 2017: 181
Percentage change: 207%
Sales of homes below $1 million
January to April 2012: 1538
January to April 2017: 1004
Percentage change: -35%
New listings for homes $1 million or more
January to April 2012: 150
January to April 2017: 333
Percentage change: 122%
New listings for homes below $1 million
January to April 2012: 1997
January to April 2017: 1324
Percentage change: -34%
Source: Press Democrat Housing Report/ Rick Laws, Pacific International