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Health &Safety 11359- Possession of Marijuana for Sale

Post Date:08/25/2017 4:01 PM






(760) 255-5182

(760) 255-2025 (fax)





DATE:                                  August 25, 2017      


OFFENSE:                         Health &Safety 11359- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
CR NUMBER:                      17-3462


DATE OF INCIDENT:        August 24, 2017


SUSPECT:                           Joshua Andrew Martinez, Hispanic, Male, Age 30


CASE AGENT:                   Officer Jimmy Walker



Marijuana, currency, and scale seized during search of Martinez’s residence 



On August 24, 2017 at approximately 6:15 P.M., members of the Barstow Police Department’s Gang and Violent Crime Suppression Team and Special Response Team, served a search warrant at a residence in the 600 Block of Candlelight Street in the City of Barstow. This warrant was part of an ongoing investigation reference the sale of illegal narcotics.


Officers arrived at the residence and located the homeowner, Joshua Martinez in the front yard with several females. Martinez was detained and officers made contact inside the residence with the sole female occupant identified as Caprice Handy. The warrant was executed and a search of the residence was conducted. As a result, officers located several thousand dollars in cash, a large amount of Marijuana, and other evidence indicative of the sales of Marijuana.


A records check of Martinez and Handy through police dispatch revealed that Handy had several outstanding warrants for her arrest. Martinez and Handy were both arrested and transported to the Barstow Police Department for further questioning. Martinez was booked at the San Bernardino County Jail in Barstow for being in violation of Health and Safety Code section 11359 – Possession of Marijuana for Sale. Handy was booked at the San Bernardino County Jail in Barstow for the outstanding warrants.


Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation may contact the Barstow Police Department at (760) 256-2211.  Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip website at         



Albert S. Ramirez Jr.                                        

Chief of Police




Jarell K. Gilmore  

Police Sergeant

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