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Local Man Arrested In Lodi For Drug Trafficking

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San Andreas, CA – A Valley Springs man was found at a San Joaquin home with a large stash of drugs and items used in narcotic sales.

A probation check on 36-year-old Daniel Mantz by Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies and probation officers at a home in Lodi landed him with fresh felony charges. It was a little over a year ago that Mantz was arrested in the Valley Springs area after a traffic stop and search by deputies turned up two guns, one loaded, and a baggie with suspected methamphetamine, as reported here.

This latest arrest took place last Friday. Once again, sheriff’s officials say a search of the residence uncovered 55 grams of methamphetamine, 36 grams of heroin, 12 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms, a stolen handgun, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and evidence of drug sales such as packaging and a scale.

Mantz was taken into custody without incident for numerous felony drug trafficking charges and probation violations. Sheriff’s officials are sending the following charges to the San Joaquin County District Attorney for prosecution:

  • Possession of controlled substance while armed felony
  • Possession of controlled substance for sale felony
  • Transportation of controlled substance felony
  • Possession of narcotics for sales felony
  • Felon in possession of firearm felony
  • Felon in possession of ammunition felony
  • Transporting Narcotics felony
  • Possession of stolen property over $950 Felony
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia Misdemeanor

Mantz remains in the Calaveras County Jail with no bail due to the violation of probation charge.

  • Drugs, gun and cash seized