A 29-year-old woman who allegedly joined her boyfriend in making and selling large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana in Riverside and Corona must stand trial on felony charges, a judge ruled Monday.
Terra Rochelle Vessels of Corona was arrested with 33-year-old Brett James Kedney of Corona last November following a Riverside Police Department investigation.
Following a preliminary hearing at the Riverside Hall of Justice, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Gail O’Rane found there was sufficient evidence to warrant a trial on a charge of manufacturing illegal drugs, as well as being in possession of controlled substances while armed.
O’Rane scheduled a post-preliminary hearing arraignment for July 26. Vessels is free on a $50,000 bond.
Kedney is due to be tried in September on charges of manufacturing meth, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possession of illegal drugs for sale. He’s free on a $75,000 bond.
According to Riverside police Officer Javier Cabrera, the police department’s Narcotics Unit was alerted to drug trafficking activity on the west end of the city in early November and initiated an investigation that ultimately pointed to Kedney and Vessels as the alleged suppliers.
After gathering sufficient evidence that the pair were allegedly engaged in drug-dealing, detectives obtained and served a search warrant at the defendants’ apartment in the 1700 block of Via Pacifica, Cabrera said.
“During the search, they located evidence of a butane hash oil lab, several ounces of methamphetamine, a couple pounds of marijuana and two handguns,” he alleged in November.
Kedney has prior felony convictions, but they weren’t listed in court documents. He was on felony probation when he was arrested.
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