Sacto 9-1-1
October 13, 2010
Sacramento sheriff: Marijuana seized beyond one toilet's capacity

By Bee Staff

An industrial-size toilet would be needed to flush the amount of marijuana that Sacramento sheriff's deputies said they found beside an apartment's commode, according to crime summaries released this week.

The summary outlines this series of events:

At about 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9, deputies had just made a warrant arrest in the 4400 block of Oakhollow Drive. One of the deputies went to the arrested subject's apartment to place some of his property inside.

The apartment door was unlocked. The deputy opened the door and announced "Sheriff's Department." He immediately smelled the strong odor of fresh marijuana.

But before he could step inside, the occupants slammed the door shut and locked it.

The deputies feared the drug was being flushed down the toilet, but they managed to locate a key and open the door.

Inside, they found a box in front of the toilet containing three one-gallon bags of "greed buds believed to be marijuana."

They also found a man and woman inside the apartment.

Frederick Reed, 38, was booked into jail on suspicion of four felonies related to drug possession and sales. He also is being held on no bail for alleged parole violation, jail records show.

The woman was arrested but later released.

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