(Woodland, CA) - May 20, 2016 - District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today that on May 19, 2016, a Yolo County Jury convicted 28-year-old Woodland resident Adrian Duran of a felony count of Possessing Methamphetamine and found four prior prison term enhancements to be true.
On February 28, 2016, Woodland Police stopped Duran while he was riding his bicycle on Lincoln Avenue in Woodland. Duran had recently been released from prison and was on searchable parole. He is also a registered sexual offender. Police searched Duran and found multiple doses of methamphetamine in a plastic bag in his pants.
The jury deliberated for approximately ten minutes before returning a guilty verdict. After finding Duran guilty, the jury proceeded to the second phase of the trial. The jury heard evidence of Duran’s four prior prison commitments. Duran has served prison commitments for vehicle theft and possession of methamphetamine. The jury deliberated for under an hour on the second day before finding the four case enhancements to be true.
Because Duran is a convicted sex offender, the methamphetamine charge was elevated to a felony. Judge Thomas Warriner presided over the trial. Duran's next court date is scheduled for May 31, 2016, at which time Judge Warriner will rule on whether Duran will be released from custody pending sentencing. At that time, a sentencing date will be scheduled. Duran faces up to 7 years in local prison.