Marin County Sheriff’s Dept. discovers weapons, drugs in abandoned vehicle

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On the morning of Tuesday, February 26, the Marin County Sheriff’s Department arrested Frank Deedywoo Garcia-Calloway, 20, of San Pablo after a car investigation in unincorporated Mill Valley revealed multiple firearms, armor-piercing ammunition, and various suspected drugs.

At around 9:30 a.m., while a sergeant of the Marin County Sheriff’s Department was patrolling the Homestead Valley area during the storm, the sergeant came across a suspicious abandoned vehicle on Sequoia Valley Road. “While looking into the vehicle from the outside, the Sergeant could see a white substance visible in plain view that he believed to be a controlled substance (drugs),” the Marin County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release. “In addition, the handle of a firearm could be seen sticking out from under the seat of the vehicle.” According to the press release, the subsequent vehicle search revealed the following:

  • A loaded 9mm Glock 19 with a high capacity magazine
  • AR-15 loaded with armor-piercing rounds in a high capacity magazine
  • Another box of around 100 armor-piercing rounds
  • Multiple bags of suspected cocaine
  • Over an ounce of suspected heroin
  • Approximately one pound of suspected marijuana
  • Large amounts of US currency
  • A digital scale
  • A window punch tool
  • Multiple cell phones. 

Later that morning, when Garcia-Calloway returned to the scene, he was detained and booked in Marin County Jail on several charges, including possession of controlled substance for sale, possession of a large capacity magazine, and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. Sergeant Brenton Schneider told the Marin Independent Journal that the sheriff’s department is currently investigating Garcia-Calloway’s activities in the neighborhood that morning.

Mill Valley residents have expressed concern over the recent events. “Considering we live in such a bubble, it’s hard to believe that these things can happen so close to home,” senior and unincorporated Mill Valley resident Matthew Rodriguez said. “It’s very concerning to think that there was someone around with these kinds of weapons and drugs.”