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Thursday, May 6, 2021


On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 7:41 pm, Turlock Police Officers made a traffic stop for vehicle code violations in the 400 block of Lander Avenue. During the traffic stop, officers detained four subjects and established probable cause to conduct a search of the vehicle. Twenty-eight pounds of pre-packaged marijuana along with approximately $35,000 was discovered. The marijuana had an approximate street value of $28,000.

Ultimately, the four occupants of the vehicle, Jose Penaloza, a 33 year old male from Turlock, Majid Hassan, a 26 year old male from Stone Mountain, Georgia, Riyad Sabir, a 33 year old male from Conyers, Georgia, and Ali Mohamed, a 29 year old male from San Diego, were arrested and cited for narcotics related charges. The marijuana and money was confiscated.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Officer Jake Young at (209) 668-6575.

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Crime and Community Analyst Deandra Wiley.

Any media requests should contact:
Sergeant Michael Parmley
Office of Professional Standards
Turlock Police Department
Office phone - (209) 668-6506

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