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What do you not understand about searchable probation?

Indicating the lapse of judgment that can accompany the consumption of controlled substances, a Glen Ellen man on searchable probation had aggregated in his home a number of illegal items and was, perhaps to his surprise, searched.

The fact that searchable probation means you can be searched – at any place and at any time – was apparently lost on the suspect until Sheriff’s deputies showed up at his residence in the 13000 block of Railroad Avenue in Glen Ellen at 8:50 p.m. on Jan. 6. There they found a small bag of suspected methamphetamine on the suspect’s person, numerous assault rifles and other miscellaneous loaded guns in his possession, along with several loaded, high-capacity magazines.

The suspect was also found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and had a large amount of paraphernalia indicating that he was selling narcotics. He also had a small amount of marijuana.

The deputies therefore arrested Andre Gratien Panassie, 44, of Glen Ellen, on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance for sale, felony possession of an assault weapon, felony possession of large-capacity magazines, being under the influence of a controlled substance and a probation violation.

Panassie was transported to the county jail.


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