Irvine Police Department Press Release

Farrah Emami - Public Information Officer
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606



PRESS RELEASE #01/18/2012
Subject :

Irvine Detectives Arrest Woman for Selling Marijuana to a High School Student
Contact :Julia Engen, Lieutenant    949-724-7112

IRVINE, CA (January 18, 2012):  On Tuesday, January 17, 2012, Irvine Police Detectives arrested Yvette Ordaz, a 19-year-old, Irvine woman after watching her conduct three drug transactions.


Following up on a tip from a concerned parent that Ordaz has been selling Marijuana to high school students, Irvine Detectives conducted surveillance of Ordaz and watched as she picked up Marijuana at the Marijuana County Collective dispensary on Redhill Avenue in Costa Mesa.  She then went on her rounds, stopping to sell drugs first to two adult men in Irvine before meeting a 16-year-old high school student at a gas station convenience store to make her third transaction.


After the transactions, officers detained the buyers and issued them citations for possession of Marijuana. In the case of one of the men, he was also arrested for an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence.


When Ordaz completed the transaction with the minor, officers arrested her immediately.  The minor was issued a citation and released to his parents. 


Ordaz was booked into the Orange County Jail on the charges of transportation and sales of Marijuana to the adults and a third charge of selling Marijuana to a minor.  The bail amount was set at $50,000.





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