Location: Lomitas Drive/Sierra Drive, Lemon Cove

Incident Date: 5/9/16

Incident Time: 1239 hours

Case Number: 16-05901

Victim: State of California

City: Lemon Cove

Posted by: Media Relations

Possession of a sawed-off shotgun, Possession of a controlled substance for sales

Suspects: Brendon Martin, 18 years old, Exeter
                Cari Bly, 35 years old, Lemon Cove

On 05-09-2016 at 1239 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Lomitas and Sierra in Lemon Cove. During the investigation, Deputies contacted the occupants of the vehicle and identified the driver as Brendon Martin, and the passenger as Cari Bly.

During a search of the vehicle, a loaded sawed off shotgun was located concealed under the seat. Approximately ¼ ounce of methamphetamine and indicia for sales was also located inside the vehicle. Both Martin and Bly were arrested and booked at the Adult PreTrial Facility.  

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call (559) 725-4194.