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Date and Time of Release: 25 October 2012

Date and Time of Incident: 24 October 2012, at approx. 9:13 am

Subject: Drug Arrest
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24 October 2012, at approx. 9:13 am, an Officer observed Elvis Babcock, 35 of Sonora, walking in the downtown area. A records check on Babcock revealed he had a felony no bail warrant for his arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

When Babcock observed the Officer, he started trying to avoid the Officer. The Officer was finally able to stop the subject on S. Stewart Street near Gold Street. When the Officer approached Babcock, he immediately placed his hand in his jacket pocket.

The Officer ordered Babcock to remove his hand, which he refused to do. The Officer grabbed Babcock’s hand and a struggle ensued. The Officer was finally able to remove Babcock’s hand from his pocket and place him into handcuffs.

A search of the pocket revealed a prescription bottle with a large amount of methamphetamine in it. Babcock also had a glass smoking pipe with methamphetamine residue inside the bowl.

Babcock was transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and booked for felony possession of a controlled substance, felony violation of probation, misdemeanor obstructing an Officer, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and for the outstanding felony no bail drug warrant.