Conviction for Manufacturing Concentrated Cannabis

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On March 29, 2018, in Department 7 of the El Dorado County Superior Court, Michael Ryan Wills, age 31 of Cameron Park plead guilty to illegally manufacturing concentrated cannabis, commonly referred to as Butane Honey Oil and illegally transporting / shipping marijuana across the United States.  As a result of his plea, Wills was formally sentenced to 7 years.  This conviction and sentence stems from multiple investigations over a two year period by El Dorado County Sheriff narcotics detectives with the assistance from the United States Postal Inspector’s Service.

 

In December of 2015, Postal Inspectors intercepted a suspicious package that led them to Wills’ residence in Cameron Park where the Inspector’s found that Wills was operating an illegal Butane Honey Oil Lab within his residence, with children present.  El Dorado County Sheriff narcotics detectives were called to investigate the illegal Honey Oil Lab.  Wills was subsequently arrested by EDSO detectives for manufacturing a controlled substance, marijuana sales, and child endangerment.

 

In May of 2017, El Dorado County Sheriff narcotics detectives opened a second investigation into Wills’ illegal marijuana activities after receiving a tip that Wills was continuing to manufacture Honey Oil from his residence.  After a month long investigation which again included the assistance of the Postal Inspector’s Service, Sheriff detectives and Postal Inspectors executed a multi-location search warrant that resulted in Wills arrest for illegally transporting / shipping marijuana and Honey Oil across the United States.

 

In all, detectives and Postal Inspectors seized over $40,000 cash, 479 marijuana plants, 300 pounds of processed marijuana and 2.5 pounds of Butane Honey Oil.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11 am, you are invited to the Groundbreaking Ceremony for El Dorado County’s state-of-the-art Public Safety Facility. The ceremony will be held at 200 Industrial Drive in Placerville, Ca and will last approximately 30 minutes.

The 108,000 square-foot campus will allow for improved operational efficiency amongst departmental staff, improved worker environment and efficiencies, technological expansion and improvements, open direct lines of communication between the various operations of the Public Safety Facility, and reduced operational costs through energy efficiencies and elimination of rental expenses. Combined, this facility will result in better access and service to the residents of El Dorado County!

Student Arrested for Making Threats

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

Yesterday, we received a report from Union Mine HIgh School regarding a student who had made threats towards a group of students. Union Mine High School administration secured the student and contacted the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. A School Resource Officer immediately began a thorough investigation into the allegations. After speaking with the deputy and school staff, the student was removed from campus and arrested for Penal Code 422(a)- Criminal Threats. The student was booked into juvenile hall. Due to the suspects age, their identification will not be provided.

Sheriff’s deputies followed up the investigation by visiting the home of the student. No weapons or items of interest were found.

The El Dorado COunty Sheriff’s Office takes threats to our community, schools, and students seriously. We thank Union Mine High School for their quick and appropriate reaction to these threats and their assistance during the course of this investigation. Currently, there are no other known or credible threats to Union Mine High School or any other schools.