UKIAH- On May 15, 2019, a Mendocino County Superior Court found Van Allen Hubbard, 58, of Shasta Lake guilty of driving a motor vehicle under the combined influence of drugs and alcohol, possession of a methamphetamine pipe, and possession of marijuana, all as misdemeanors. He was also found guilty of driving with an open container of alcohol, an infraction.
The evidence presented to the jury was that Hubbard was driving under the combined influence of alcohol, marijuana, and methamphetamine. He was also in unlawful possession of approximately one pound of marijuana.
Hubbard is scheduled to be sentenced on May 23, 2019.
The investigating law enforcement agencies include:
- Coyote Valley Tribal Police,
- California Highway Patrol,
- California Department of Justice forensic crime laboratory in Eureka,
- and the Department of Justice toxicology laboratory in Sacramento.
“Thank you to California Department of Justice criminalists who assist numerous counties in California with processing evidence and testifying in court,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “Without these scientific professionals there would likely have been no conviction in this case. Their work is beyond valuable to law enforcement and public safety.”