Location: 1200 block of East Springville Drive Porterville 93257

Incident Date: 1/24/15

Incident Time: 1000

Case Number: 15-00977

Victim: State of California

Posted by: Media Relations

Additional Charges:

11377(A) H&S – Possession of Methamphetamine

14601.1(a) VC – Driving on a Suspended License

4463(a)(1) VC – Fraudulently Displaying an Incorrect License Plate



Wilson, Ralph (48 Years Old) from Porterville.




On 1/24/14 at 1000 hours, a deputy from the Porterville Substation conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation on the 1200 block of East Springville Drive in Porterville.  Upon the vehicle yielding, it was discovered the rear license plate was not the correct license plate for the vehicle and was being fraudulently displayed.  The driver, Ralph Wilson (48 Years Old), was contacted and discovered to have a suspended driver license.  

During a search of the vehicle, ammunition and methamphetamine were located inside.  Wilson is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing ammunition.  Wilson was arrested and booked into the Porterville Substation for the above charges.