LAKEPORT, Calif. – A Lakeport man was arrested this week while at a probation-related meeting for drugs and a probation violation.
Vince Edward Mussat, 34, was arrested on Thursday, according to Lakeport Police Chief Brad Rasmussen.
Rasmussen said Lakeport Police officers have been investigating Mussat, who is on probation in Lake County due to a prior drug violation.
Officers developed information that Mussat was involved in illegal drug activity at his residence, located in the 100 block of N. Polk Street.
At 7:10 p.m. Thursday Lakeport Police officers were monitoring Mussat’s residence to conduct a search, Rasmussen said.
At the same time a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy, who was aware of the Lakeport Police Department’s pending action, located Mussat and his vehicle at the Hill Road Alternative Work Program building, where it was believed that Mussat was present for a probation-related supervision program.
Rasmussen said the deputy notified Lakeport Police officers, who responded to the location along with the assistance of a California State Parks officer.
A probation search of Mussat’s vehicle was conducted and controlled substance paraphernalia was located, Rasmussen said.
Lakeport Police arrested Mussat for possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and violation of probation and booked him into the Lake County Correctional Facility, according to Rasmussen.
At approximately 8:25 p.m. Thursday, Lakeport Police officers and California State Parks officers conducted a probation search of Mussat’s residence, Rasmussen said.
Rasmussen said that during the search officers located .45 grams of methamphetamine, 7.6 grams of concentrated cannabis and 264.75 grams of marijuana.
Mussat was additionally charged with felony possession of concentrated cannabis, felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of over 28.5 grams of marijuana, Rasmussen said.
Mussat has numerous prior arrests for controlled substance violations, Rasmussen added.
He remained in custody without bail on Friday, with a March 10 court date, according to jail records.