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Two drivers were arrested Friday and Saturday in separate incidents near Calistoga for alleged drug-related offenses, both with the help of a patrol dog, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

In the first incident, Thomas Sean Lennon, 52, of Clearlake was arrested Friday near Petrified Forest and Forest Boulevard after a deputy, riding with his K-9, Nash, stopped his car at about 4 p.m. because the car’s registration was expired, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

Nash indicated the presence of drugs, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The deputy then found an ounce of suspected meth, including some of it packaged, in the trunk of the 2000 Buick LeSabre, authorities said. The deputy also found five bags of processed marijuana and a vial of suspected hashish oil, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

Lennon was booked into the Napa County jail on suspicion of methamphetamine possession, methamphetamine possession for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, marijuana possession with intent to sell and other allegations, according to the jail logs.

In the other incident, on Saturday, a K-9 riding with his handler came across another vehicle at about 4:20 p.m. on Tubbs Lane near Calistoga, authorities reported. The van was stopped for having a broken windshield, a broken brake light and an expired registration, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy smelled an odor of marijuana and the dog was brought out. A usable amount of suspected methamphetamine was found in the van, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, Victor Torres, 27, of Santa Rosa was arrested and booked into the Napa County jail on suspicion of drug possession and drug paraphernalia possession, according to the jail logs.

 

 

 

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