A 54-year-old Napa man was arrested Friday by Napa Special Investigations Bureau detectives on suspicion of pot and meth possession and being an ex-felon in possesion of a shotgun and ammunition.
Raymond Louis Rhoades was taken into custody as he was returning to his home in north Napa, according to NSIB Lt. Gary Pitkin.
Pitkin said the arrest occurred as detectives obtained a search warrant for Rhoades, his vehicle and residence in the 4000 block of Wisteria Way in north Napa. Detectives obtained the search warrant after investigating allegations earlier this month that Rhoades was selling marijuana.
On Friday, Oct. 25, detectives contacted Rhoades as he was reportedly returning from a hunting trip on the Napa River, Pitkin said.
When contacted, Rhoades, a convicted felon, was in allegedly possession of a shotgun and ammunition. A search of Rhoades allegedly yielded a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.
Additionally, a usable amount of methamphetamine was allegedly recovered near where Rhoades was contacted, Pitkin said.
A search of Rhoades’ residence on Wisteria Way yielded approximately 23 pounds of marijuana stored in bulk in a tote box and broken down and packaged in approximately 70 clear glass canning jars.
The weight of the seized marijuana represents its net weight, not the weight of the jars. Detectives also allgedly recovered several more new jars used to package the marijuana along with a digital scale with what appeared to be methamphetamine residue on it.
Detectives booked Rhoades into the Napa County Department of Corrections on drug and weapon-related charges.
Residents are encouraged to call NSIB with information or complaints related to illicit drug use, sales, cultivation, or manufacturing at 253-4458 or leave a message on our NSIB Drug Hotline at 224-DRUG (3784).