Location: 300 block of North Third St., Porterville

Incident Date: 6/8/16

Incident Time: 0730 hours

Case Number: 16-70066

Victim: State of California

City: Porterville

Posted by: Media Relations

On 6/08/16, Detectives from the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, along with the assistance of the Sheriff's Tactical Enforcement Personnel (STEP) and Gang Violence Suppression units, served a narcotic search warrant in the Porterville area. 

During the execution of the search warrant, Detectives conducted a thorough search of the residence and located 12 Grams of Methamphetamine and 1 pound of processed Marijuana.  

Due to the suspects maintaining the residence for the purpose of narcotic sales, Child Protective Services arrived and took custody of a young child that was present and living in the residence. 

Suspect- Michael Mandrelle (38 YOA) out of the Porterville area. 

Suspect- Amber McElhaney (26 YOA) out of the Porterville area.

This case is under investigation. 

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.