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Date and Time of Release: 28 May 2010

Date and Time of Incident: 28 May 2010, at approx. 12:59 am

Subject: Drug arrest

28 May 2010, at approx. 12:59 am, an officer from the Sonora Police Department conducted a vehicle stop on a 1994 Honda Accord for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Joel Guerra, 19 of Merced and his passenger was identified as being Renaud Freels, 19, also of Merced. Both subjects were in the area to attend the Mountain Aire Festival in Angels Camp.

When the officer contacted the subjects, the officer recognized the odor of fresh marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. Both subjects admitted to recently smoking marijuana, but having none inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers located ecstasy and marijuana.

Both Guerra and Freels were placed under arrest and transported to the Tuolumne County Jail where they were booked for possession of a controlled substance.