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Traffic stop leads to arrests; meth, heroin, counterfeit currency seized

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Drug paraphernalia and counterfeit currency were taken during a traffic stop in Lake County, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Photo courtesy of the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A weekend traffic stop resulted in two arrests, and the seizure of methamphetamine, heroin in counterfeit currency by a Lake County Sheriff's deputy.

Dylan Thomas Bacon, 34, of Kelseyville, and 26-year-old Jacklyn Marie Ruth of Citrus Heights were arrested following a traffic stop, which occurred last Friday, Aug. 23, according to Lt. Steve Brooks of the Lake County Sheriff's office.

At 10:45 p.m. last Friday, a patrol deputy was traveling westbound on Scotts Valley Road in Lakeport, directly behind a gray Ford Mustang, Brooks said.

He said the vehicle approached the intersection of Riggs Road and Scotts Valley Road and entered the left turn lane. The vehicle drove onto and crossed over the double yellow lines prior to the indicated turning area, then traveled onto Riggs Road and entered the opposite lane of traffic.

The deputy conducted an enforcement stop near the intersection of Riggs Road and Scotts Valley Road, Brooks said.

The deputy contacted the driver of the vehicle, who was identified as Bacon, as well as Ruth, who was a passenger in the vehicle, according to Brooks.

Lake County Central Dispatch advised Bacon’s license was suspended and that he was on Post Release Community Supervision probation with a search and seizure clause. Brooks said Central Dispatch also advised that Ruth was on probation out of Sacramento County for forgery, with a search clause.

The deputy had both subjects exit the vehicle. He noticed Bacon was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant. The deputy said Bacon was trembling uncontrollably and sweating profusely. The deputy administered a series of tests which Bacon failed, Brooks said.

Brooks said the deputy conducted a search of the vehicle and noticed two purses on the floorboard of the passenger seat. Ruth told the deputy that both of the purses belonged to her.

During a search of the purses the deputy located several glass pipes commonly used to ingest methamphetamine, 7 grams of suspected methamphetamine, a hypodermic syringe containing 11 milliliters of suspected methamphetamine, 5 grams of suspected heroin, digital gram scale, counterfeit twenty dollar bill, counterfeit ten dollar bill, counterfeit five dollar bill and 5.6 grams of marijuana, Brooks said.

The suspected methamphetamine and heroin were tested using a NIK color test kit. Brooks said the suspected methamphetamine flashed blue, indicating a presumptive positive for methamphetamine. The suspected heroin flashed purple, indicating a presumptive positive for heroin.

Bacon was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license and for violating PRCS probation according to Brooks.

Ruth was arrested for transportation of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, transportation/sell a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Brooks said.

They were both transported the Lake County Hill Road Correctional Facility and booked. Jail records showed that both remained in custody on Monday, with Bacon being held on a no-bail hold and Ruth's bail set at $35,000.

The Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force can be contacted through its anonymous tip line at 707-263-3663.

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From left, Dylan Thomas Bacon, 34, of Kelseyville, Calif., and 26-year-old Jacklyn Marie Ruth of Citrus Heights, Calif., were arrested for drug-related charges following a traffic stop on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Lake County Jail photos.

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