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Ripon car stop yields four arrests for various charges
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It was a simple case of expired registration that sent four Modesto residents to jail Saturday afternoon on a variety of charges from possession of drugs to destruction of evidence.

Ripon Police officers Rachel Beuttler and Mike Perry were on routine patrol in the downtown business district when they observed a white 1993 Lincoln Town Car with expired registration pulling the vehicle over on North Stockton Avenue just north of Main Street.

The driver, Chanaile Danay Cummings, 26, of Modesto, was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges that included possession of concentrated cannabis, possession of prescription medications and driving with a suspended driver’s license.

One of the passengers was found to be on active parole.  Another of his passengers was exiting the vehicle; a concealed prescription bottle reportedly fell to the ground.  With the subsequent search of the vehicle officers found prescription drugs, concentrated cannabis and controlled substance paraphernalia.

Linda Laverne Armentrout, 56, was booked into county jail for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia and concentrated cannabis.

Zetta Mae Yrigoyen, 27, was jailed for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of concentrated cannabis and destruction of evidence.

Lance Ob Fountain, 35, was also booked into county jail for allegedly possessing concentrated cannabis and prescription medications.

Ripon citizens aware of gang or drug activity are urged to call the department drug/gang hotline at (209) 599-7847 (209-599-RTIP).