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Ivanhoe woman left pounds of pot in reach of children

Ivanhoe woman left pounds of pot in reach of children

Woman was arrested for having 5 pounds of marijuana for sale, child endangerment

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IVANHOE – An Ivanhoe woman not only had far more marijuana than the law allows, but she also left it within reach of children.

At 11:27 a.m. on March 19, detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Property Crimes Unit conducted a search warrant in the 32400 block of Road 160 in Ivanhoe in conjunction with an ongoing stolen property investigation. During the search Rosio Rodriguez, 35, of Ivanhoe admitted she had previously grown and processed marijuana at the residence. But detectives found 5 pounds of processed marijuana, which was packaged individually in 1-pound increments for sale, along with more than $7,200 in cash.

Rodriguez did not have an active medical marijuana card in her possession or posted anywhere on the property and adults are only allowed to possess one ounce of dried marijuana. More than 28.5 ounces is considered a felony. Rodriguez was also charged with child endangerment because she had an infant child and other minor juveniles inside the home in areas where they had access to the drug.

Rodriguez was arrested without incident and booked at the Adult Pre-trial Facility.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective R. Ramirez at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.


Sheriff’s Log

Friday, March 23
At 7:58 a.m. at the Strathmore Handy Market, 23013 Avenue 196 in Strathmore, deputies responded to investigate an armed robbery of a convenience store. Witnesses advised that a masked suspect, wielding a firearm, entered the store and demanded money from the store clerk. The suspect fled the scene southbound on Road 230 in a silver four-door Volkswagen. The suspect was last seen wearing a black hat, black t-shirt over a white long-sleeve shirt and black pants. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Property Crimes Investigations Unit at 559-735-1898. Anonymous information can be reported through our TipNow program by emailing tcso@tipnow.com, texting 559-725-4194, or calling 559-725-4194.

Monday, March 19
At 10:10 a.m. in the 15900 block of Citrus in Ivanhoe, detectives served a search warrant for an investigation of a burglar that took place on Feb. 14. Occupants at this location were temporarily detained and a juvenile suspect was taken into custody without incident. His name is being withheld because he is underage. At 11:27 a.m., detectives served a second search warrant in the 32400 block of Road 160 in Ivanhoe. Residents were contacted at this location and also detained.  During the search, detectives seized an illegal short barrel shotgun and also found approximately 5 pounds of marijuana. This case remains under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Detective M. Webb at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

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