Task Force arrests three in Arbuckle

Just four days after the Colusa County Task Force and other agencies arrested five Arbuckle residents on drug-related charges, the Task Force arrested three more early last week.

“Through cooperative investigations between the Colusa County Task Force and the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Unit, eight individuals in the last five days have been arrested in the Arbuckle area for various charges,” Task Force Sgt. Mike Bradwell said in a statement released on Thursday.

According to the statement, the Colusa County Task Force served a drug-related search warrant at a residence on the 400 block of California Ave. in Arbuckle, at about 7 AM on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

There, agents found and seized about 66.3 grams of methamphetamine, three pounds of marijuana, four firearms, as well as electronic devices and other items indicative of drug sales, the statement said. Agents also located a marijuana grow on the property that was in compliance with state regulations, but failed to abide by Colusa County’s cannabis cultivation ordinance related to outdoor marijuana cultivation.

Task Force agents arrested Marcus Frank Guaydacan, 43, on suspicion of several charges, including possession of a controlled substance for sale.

“The 66 grams (of methamphetamine) was broken down into several different packages that are significantly indicative of sales of methamphetamine,” Bradwell said.

Guaydacan was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of ammunition by a felon, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a short-barreled shotgun, and child endangerment – all felonies. He was also arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana/hashish and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia – both misdemeanors. He was booked into the Colusa County Jail, with his bail set at $130,000.

Bradwell said that the four firearms seized during the search warrant included two handguns, a rifle, and a sawed of shotgun, and added that investigators were still working to determine if the guns were stolen or not.

“We believe it’s possible that they are stolen, and that investigation is ongoing,” he said.
Ashley Nicole Robinson, 27, was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment and booked into the Colusa County Jail, with her bail set at $50,000.

“The Task Force located one young child that was turned over to Child Protective Services for further investigation for exposure to methamphetamine and other drugs,” Bradwell said.

Agents also located Kristy Renee Kirkland, 40, at the property, and arrested her on suspicion of possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and of violating the terms of her probation. She was also booked into the Colusa County Jail, with bail set at $5,000.

Guaydacan and Robinson were arraigned in the Colusa County Superior Court on Thursday, and are due back in court today to enter their respective pleas. Guaydacan remains in custody at the Colusa County Jail, and Robinson was released on bond.

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