Rancho Cordova Man Convicted of Drug and Gun Charges

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – January 27, 2016 - District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today that on January 22, 2016, a Yolo County Jury convicted 28-year-old Rancho Cordova resident Jesse Lucas of six felony drug and firearms charges.

The jury heard evidence that on February 6, 2015, a Yolo County Sheriff’s deputy contacted Lucas in the parking lot of the Yolo County jail where he claimed he was waiting to pick up a friend. Lucas appeared nervous causing the deputy to believe he was hiding something. The deputy informed Lucas that he was subject to search due to being a visitor at the jail. Lucas agreed to be searched and the deputy found 7.8 grams of heroin, an unregistered loaded .380 automatic handgun and $7,500 in cash. At the time, Lucas was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he had a restraining order filed against him. On January 25, 2015, the Honorable Samuel McAdam found true an allegation that Lucas was out on bail and pending drug charges in El Dorado County at the time he committed the offenses in Yolo.

Judge McAdam is scheduled to sentence Lucas on March 10, 2016. Lucas is facing 12 years in State Prison.