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Drug Investigation at Short Term Rental House Yields 74 Pounds of Marijuana & $71,000 Cash



Seventy-four pounds of marijuana and more than $71,000 cash. That’s what West Precinct undercover detectives discovered Thursday during a drug investigation at a short term rental property at 2912 Tuggle Avenue.

Three California men in the house, Bruce Malmstead, 34, of San Diego, Fred Ferguson, 38, of Vallejo; and Ricky Ware, 34, of Sacramento, are jailed on felony marijuana charges. The marijuana has an estimated street value of $250,000. Also seized from the residence was a hand drawn flow chart that appears to represent a possible distribution chain.

Malmstead is jailed in lieu of $76,000 bond. Bail for Ferguson and Ware is set at $77,000.


Bruce Malmstead, 38

Fred Ferguson, 38

Ricky Ware, 34

74 Pounds of Marijuana

$71,334 Cash

Distribution Chart